Lifecycle assessment of different power systems for inland ship decarbonization

    Activity: Invited talk or paper presentationOral presentation


    Hydrogen and electricity are recognized as pathways for vessel decarbonization; however, mismanagement of production may increase overall lifecycle emissions. We have conducted a study to identify the appropriate alternative fuel technologies for inland water transportation to mitigate climate change and deliver emission reductions over the fuel lifecycle. A comparative lifecycle assessment (LCA) was performed on marine gas oil (MGO), hydrogen and electric propulsion systems, with multiple production pathways for an inland water sightseeing barge operating in northwest Europe. The presentation will highlight the advantages, disadvantages and potential opportunities of hydrogen and electricity in marine decarbonization.
    Period13 Sept 2021
    Event title Electric & Hybrid Marine WORLD EXPO 2021
    Event typeConference
    Degree of RecognitionInternational