EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships

In this letter, major shipping industry players and environmentalists call on the European Commission to use the FuelEU Maritime initiative to stimulate the deployment of green hydrogen and ammonia for shipping. Biofuels, on the other hand, do not offer a sustainable alternative for shipping, the groups say, as crop-based biofuels emit more than the fossil fuels they replace and there will not be enough advanced biofuels.

The letter to the EU climate, transport, energy and industry commissioners was sent on 3 March 2021 and signed by: sustainable transport group Transport & Environment; shipping companies CMB, DFDS, Torvald Klaveness, Viking Cruises; the association of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuel producers Hydrogen Europe; maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register; and commodities trader Trafigura.