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Wärtsilä thinks hydrogen will only play a "niche role" in shipping

Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä now joins a group of players that do not believe hydrogen will become a widespread marine fuel in the future. "It's hard to believe that it would be a credible choice for shipping," says director of R&D in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä does not see great potential in hydrogen as one of the shipping industry's future fuels, says Juha Kytölä, director of R&D and engineering at Wärtsilä, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

"Hydrogen in shipping will only play a niche role because the energy intensity is low by volume and storage is very complex. Hydrogen needs to be cooled down to its absolute minus point, which is a big challenge," he says, and adds:

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