The announcement comes in the wake of the establishment of a
global alliance at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York that will lead the
push for shipping’s decarbonization.
According to J-ENG, the research will focus on the use of
hydrogen and ammonia as fuel. Hydrogen has been recognized as a viable
potential alternative fuel with projects related to introducing hydrogen as
marine fuel already underway.
As explained, carbon-free fuel is a fuel that does not
contain carbon atoms and thus does not emit carbon dioxide, and it is expected
to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) as a countermeasure against global
“In particular, hydrogen energy is expected as a promising
energy carrier for achieving a decarbonized society, and various studies are
being conducted about the liquefied hydrogen and ammonia etc.,” J-ENG said.