Laying the foundations for green fuel assurance

As shipowners and operators look towards transitioning to zero carbon fuels, such as green ammonia and hydrogen, they also need to contend with one of the biggest barriers to their adoption – green fuel assurance.

How can buyers of fuel that is sold as being ‘green’ be assured that it was produced, transported, and handled in a truly sustainable way from well-to-tank?

With green fuels likely to cost more than their grey or blue equivalents (developed from non-renewable sources), it is vital that the fuels can be verified as coming from renewable sources and are not blended or mis-sold.

Moreover a marine fuel can be presented as carbon-neutral, but could release substantial emissions when measured on a life-cycle assessment or well-to-wake basis.

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