The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) aims to develop a tool to demonstrate the green performance of shipping vessels.
The organisation is currently seeking a partner it can collaborate with to create an accurate and transparent emissions model.
The tool will show how various fuels and technologies can be used to reduce pollutants from a range of different ships.
It should overcome the main barrier of the industry becoming more sustainable, which is the difficulty in convincing financiers to invest in the technology needed to make existing and future ships more green.
A number of these technologies do exist already but haven’t been widely adopted, potentially because there is no tool that can effectively showcase their benefits to industry stakeholders, according to the ETI.
It adds shipping is currently included in the ‘heavy duty vehicles’ category, which makes up more than 8% of global emissions, a proportion that is expected to grow as other industries become more sustainable.
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