Green hydrogen production, initially in the Eemshaven and later possibly also offshore, is expected to be around 800,000 tonnes per year by 2040, which could avoid about seven megatonnes or CO2 per year.
Green hydrogen, produced with renewable sources such as wind and solar energy, is central to the Dutch Climate Accord and the European 'Green Deal'.
Currently, the industry is already using large quantities of hydrogen, but this is mainly produced from natural gas and replacement with green hydrogen can contribute significantly to the decarbonization of the industry.
The NortH2 project envisages the construction of wind farms in the North Sea, which can gradually grow to a capacity of about 10 gigawatts, equaling electricity consumption of some 12.5 million Dutch households.
A paper has been submitted to the International Maritime Organization to try and push interest in wind-powered technologies for shipping.
It has been submitted by the Comoros Islands, one of the members of the alliance of Small Island States that are at risk due to potential risking sea levels associated with climate change. The purpose of the paper is to raise awareness of ongoing projects that have been launched to investigate how shipping can once again return to an age of wind-powered trade.
Four people who were missing at sea yesterday have been found and are safe.
They were found in their white fibreglass boat in Beqa waters.
THE EUROPEAN Parliament's maritime emissions rapporteur is hardly shy about her convictions.
When a group of protesters stood in front outside the European Parliament in Brussels on February 19 demanding the EU regulate shipping emissions, the Green MEP joined them in chanting “IMO is too slow, EU should run the show” and “EU sort your ship out”.
Criticising the International Maritime Organization for sluggish action on emissions is not exactly new for the European Parliament. But beyond spirited demonstrations, Ms Paulus and the policies she backs could prove to be big news for shipping.