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New ETI report highlights three technologies that can help to cut carbon emissions and reduce fuel consumption in shipping by up to 30%

24 January 2017

Stuart Bradley
Stuart Bradley Strategy Manager

Shipping emits significant amounts of CO2 which, without significant intervention, will rise as a proportion of our national emissions as we become less carbon dependent in other industry sectors.

Unlike the power and heat sectors and other forms of transport there does not seem to be a credible alternative to fossil fuels to power vessels, so in the medium to long term, the best potential to achieve substantial CO2 reductions is by reducing fuel consumption.

Our work to date has shown that using innovative technologies could reduce fuel consumption by up to 30% with an economic payback period of around two years but the technology needs to be demonstrated to give confidence to stakeholders and overcome market barriers.

This is why we are working towards demonstrating advancements in flettner rotors, high efficiency propulsion systems and waste heat recovery systems and further details on these individual projects will be announced shortly.

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