Hydrogen as a fuel

Hydrogen is currently under consideration as an alternative, zero carbon fuel. Powering vessels with hydrogen can be achieved via combustion engines, blending hydrogen in with other fuels, or storing it in a liquid organic solution or as ammonia. The most common and greenest way of generating power from H2 is using hydrogen fuel cells.

The Clean Marine Fuels Working Group is busy adapting its current suit of tools for port authorities , terminal operators and bunkering companies to include other cryogenic fuels such as hydrogen.

These tools will become available for download to IAPH regular and associate members on this portal before the end of 2021.

IAPH has also agreed to work with the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition, which is a dedicated working group of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Hydrogen Initiative to share best practices and concrete port projects involving hydrogen on its World Ports Sustainability Program database

The Coalition recently met on line to create a short and medium-term agenda for its members and can be viewed here.