ICCT Technical workshop on zero-emission vessel technology

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The International Council on Clean Transportation hosted its first technical workshop on zero-emission vessel technology at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, California, USA, on July 9th and 10th, 2019. This workshop was funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation.

The goal of the workshop was to discuss technology pathways and barriers to zero-emission international shipping to help identify related research, development, and demonstration needs. On the first day, experts gave presentations on zero-emission vessel propulsion technologies – such as fuel cells, wind power, and batteries – and fuels, including hydrogen and ammonia. On the second day, participants identified key barriers to deploying low- and zero-emission fuels and technologies in the international shipping sector and described the types of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities that could overcome these barriers make large, transoceanic zero-emission vessels a reality by 2030.

The outcomes of the workshop will inform ongoing discussions at the International Maritime Organization on funding for zero- and low-carbon technologies for international shipping.

Workshop materials including the agenda, participant list, presentations, and a workshop summary document are provided below.