Shipping already accounts for roughly 80 percent of the kilometers required for freight transportation and leisure cruises are also increasing in popularity. According to the UN, ships are amongst the most important CO2 emitters. The Emma Mærsk, one of the largest container ships worldwide, produces as much CO2 on her yearly journeys from China to Europe as a mid-sized coal-fired power plant. 90 percent of ships are still fueled by heavy fuel oils, whose high sulfur content leads to very high SO2 emissions. All this confirms that urgent action needs to be taken.
On June 13 the HyMethShip project was presented at a press conference in Graz, Austria, which was met with a lot of interest from the media.
On the 4th and 5th of July the kick-off meeting will take place in Graz with all participants in the project. Here, the course is set for a successful project.
In April of this year, the time had come: the HyMethShip Grand Agreement was officially signed. We are looking forward to implementing this project and achieving its very challenging objectives.