This new retrofit concept called Hy-Ekotank will allow a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during journeys made by tankers (or tankers). It will consist of adapting fuel cells, as well as a compressed or liquid hydrogen storage system on existing tankers.
“Together with our partners Ektank AB, Shell Shipping & Maritime and DNV, we will prove to the world that hydrogen can solve the environmental problem of shipping emissions, while increasing the value-added activities of this sector.“says Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030 Group.”We hope to achieve the EU targets of a 55% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050.“
This news comes after the recent announcement of an alliance between TECO 2030 and Gen 2 Energy to supply green hydrogen and fuel cells to the maritime sector.
“We will contribute to the advent of a world without emissions“, added Stephen Brown, Chief Technology Officer of Shell Shipping & Maritime.