Norwegian ship designer Havyard has created a new division dedicated to creating hydrogen propulsion systems for the marine shipping industry. According to a press release, the new company will be known as Havyard Hydrogen and it expects to have complete hydrogen propulsion systems for ships available in 2021.
Carbon emissions from maritime transport are about 940 million tons annually or 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions according to the European Commission. Some industry observers expect shipping emissions to more than double in coming years. The need to reduce those emissions is urgent.