Solving the chicken and egg problem in maritime hydrogen value chains in Western Norway

Solving the chicken and egg problem in maritime hydrogen value chains in Western Norway


maritime hydrogen

The Norwegian Government's Hydrogen Strategy outlines that hydrogen has the potential to contribute to the decarbonization of "hard-to-abate" sectors such as processing industries, heavy goods transport and shipping (Regjeringen, 2020).

However, hydrogen innovation is yet in an early phase. In the shipping sector, the first ferry in Norway using hydrogen as an energy carrier, MF Hydra, is coming into operation in 2021. Importantly, as hydrogen is not yet widely used as a zero-carbon energy carrier, further deployment of hydrogen-powered vessels is interdependent with the build-up of a whole hydrogen value chain, meaning adequate (and emissions-free) production, distribution, and bunkering of hydrogen.

This report was published by FME NRANS.

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