On their journeys between China and Europe the six biggest container ships emit as much per year as a middle-sized coal-fired power plant. According to the ORF the vast majority of these ships are still fuelled with heavy oil. Researchers at the large engine research centre LEC at the University of Technology in Graz, Austria, have been given the EU-wide research project HyMethShip. The project’s goal is to develop hydrogen-based engines, which are supposed to reduce emissions to almost zero.

“The aim of the project is to use methanol as a fuel for ship propulsion” – Andreas Wimmer, CEO of the LEC


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