Technical eventsHydrogen in Maritime Transport

“Hydrogen in Maritime Transport” is the workshop organized in the framework of the Task 39 “Hydrogen in Marine Applications” by the International Energy Agency (IEA), with the support of the University f Trieste, the Maritime Technology Cluster FVG, Wärtsilä, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Italian Thermotechnology Association (ATI).

The event, which took place on 20th – 21st September 2018 in Trieste, was focused on an extremely topical subject in terms of reduction of the environmental impact of maritime transports, and aimed at deepen the development of new technologies.

The first day was open to public: the workshop saw the participation of different actors involved in the application and the implementation of hydrogen: fuel cells manufacturers, implant manufacturers, shipyard, classification societies and port authorities.

Two sessions deepened the use of fuel cells in maritime field in terms of propulsion and auxiliary plant ant were presented the financing opportunities with Community funds and technical restriction linked to use of hydrogen.

The second day was a closed meeting of the International Energy Agency. In total, 68 participants from 12 countries and 42 institutions participated.