British consultants UMAS have today released a series of infographics showing what fuels will help to decarbonise shipping by 2050.
The infographics show the deep emission cuts that will be needed to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) targets and demonstrate that energy efficiency measures, whilst important, will not be sufficient on their own. It then highlights the huge potential of untapped renewable energy potential to produce low- or zero-emissions electro-fuels and what next steps are necessary to scale up these solutions.
Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla, principal consultant at UMAS, commented: “Shipping will have to at least halve its emissions by 2050 and completely decarbonise under the 1.5 degrees temperature goal, we must not lose sight of this important long-term goal, which requires action now. The infographic summarises and is underpinned by almost a decade of research and suggests next steps to navigating decarbonisation in the sector.”