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ABS to lead EMSA alternative fuels studies

Photo: EU/Mauro Bottaro EU flags fluttering in the wind
ABS is leading to study alternative fuels in shipping for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

The studies will cover biofuels, ammonia, hydrogen, wind-assisted propulsion, air lubrication and other promising technologies

“This will be a monumental study that will provide an unprecedented degree of guidance and clarity with regards to the maritime application of alternative fuels and energy-saving devices,” said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Director, Global Sustainability.

“ABS understands that no one company has the solution to shipping’s decarbonization challenge and only by working together will the industry meet our sustainability ambitions. That is why we are engaged in projects all over the world with leading industry players to develop practical solutions and support their safe adoption by the industry.”

Anouk van Grinsven, CE Delft Director, Sustainable Transport Fuels, commented: “It is important for regulators and shipping companies alike to understand the sustainability, availability and economics of the emerging fuel options.”