Life-cycle Assessment of Different Power System Configurations to Decarbonise Inland Ship: A Case Study of Sightseeing Barge Natalia

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Abstract

Inland waterways are important for the transportation of goods and passengers. A significant contributor to economic development, emissions from vessels using these waterways are contributing to climate change, pollution, and other issues. Ambitious policies to reduce greenhouse gas, SOx, and NOx emissions, require sweeping changes in propulsion and fuel technology. Hydrogen and electricity are recognised as pathways for vessel decarbonisation; however, mismanagement of production may increase overall lifecycle emissions. This study identifies appropriate alternative fuel technologies for inland vessels to mitigate climate change and deliver emission reduction over the fuel lifecycle. A comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was performed on marine gas oil (MGO), hydrogen, and electrical propulsion systems, with multiple production pathways for an inland sightseeing barge operating across northwest Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2021
EventThe 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Management - Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 20218 Sep 2021
https://www.lcm2021.org/

Conference

ConferenceThe 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Management
Abbreviated titleLCM 2021
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period5/09/218/09/21
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