development of new technology that would help bring the country closer to zero
GBP 1 million (USD 1.2 million) to fund new shipping technology projects
through MarRI-UK, a consortium of maritime organisations.
early stage clean maritime projects and the government is providing a further
GBP 1 million for technology and innovation projects.
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
financiers and budding entrepreneurs together to help innovation flourish in
conference in Summer 2020 is to bring together representatives from the
government, financial services and technology sector to build relationships and
broker new deals.
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.
progress: from hybrid ferries to hydrogen fuel, the sector is tackling the
challenge head on.”
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