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UK secures more funding for zero-emissions shipping drive

The UK government is providing more funding for the
development of new technology that would help bring the country closer to zero
emission shipping.

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has committed a further
GBP 1 million (USD 1.2 million) to fund new shipping technology projects
through MarRI-UK, a consortium of maritime organisations.
MarRI-UK has already allocated GBP 1 million to support
early stage clean maritime projects and the government is providing a further
GBP 1 million for technology and innovation projects.
“The UK continues to lead the way on the global stage,
playing a key role in reaching an international agreement to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% in 2050,” Minister Nusrat Ghani
The government also announced a push to bring
financiers and budding entrepreneurs together to help innovation flourish in
the sector.
What is more, a new Green Finance for Maritime
conference in Summer 2020 is to bring together representatives from the
government, financial services and technology sector to build relationships and
broker new deals.
“MarRI-UK is the first collaborative body in the sector
that brings together expertise from all parts of the sector. We back
decarbonisation by 2050 and by working collaboratively with government, we will
achieve this,” Sarah Kenny, Vice Chair of Maritime UK, said.
“Already across Britain we’re seeing promising
progress: from hybrid ferries to hydrogen fuel, the sector is tackling the
challenge head on.”
Highlighted projects include hybrid ferries being used
between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and in Scotland. Additionally,
shore-side electricity at Portsmouth, Fraserburgh and Brodick ports drives down
emissions from running engines, while a project in Orkney is exploring how to
directly inject hydrogen into the fuel supply of ferries, reducing Co2
World Maritime News

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