Green electro-fuels are needed to achieve zero carbon shipping. However, green fuels are expected to be significantly more expensive than fuel oil per energy equivalent. Hence, fuel savings and wind-assisted ship propulsion - offering free non-polluting energy delivered directly to the ship at sea - will become financially attractive as part of the green transition and should be integrated with the EU’s sustainable and transformative growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
- environmental protection
- External event
The ambitions of the EU Green Deal are supported by the EU Interreg project WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion which installed several wind technologies on large commercial ships and conducted third-party validation to document fuel savings.
These fuel savings confirm earlier studies and that wind-assisted ship propulsion is important to decarbonize shipping and thereby make shipping the green transport of the future.
However, several market and non-market barriers (lack of information, conservative industry, business structure, focus on short-term profit, etc.) are blocking the uptake of wind technologies.
How do we overcome these barriers?
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