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Outlook 2022: Zero-carbon shipping needs significant R&D investment

The shipping industry is charting its own course to decarbonisation

On the fringes of Cop26, away from the protests and pledges, the shipping industry held a landmark decarbonisation conference. Aimed at translating bold words into affirmative actions, the unprecedented gathering of shipowners and ministers set out the future of powering the industry which underpins global trade. In 2022 and beyond, we know that that future must be green, and so too the fuels we put in our ships. Whether ammonia, hydrogen or biofuel (there are many others), there is a real willingness to move our industry away from the carbon-intensive present. This change is none too soon. Our energy needs are sizeable and will only have risen since the boom in demand for trade following

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