The maritime industry must shift towards renewable marine fuels in order to ultimately phase out emissions entirely before the end of this century. C-Job sees hydrogen-based renewable fuels as the best solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry. Research into hydrogen-based renewables first started in 2016 when C-Job identified ammonia as one of the high potential fuels. Since then, we have also explored renewable fuels such as methanol via the Green Maritime Methanol consortium.
C-Job currently believes the future holds a combination of the following fuels:
- Hydrogen (H2)
- Ammonia (NH3)
- Methanol (CH3OH)
- And more
For each of these, we are currently researching the possibilities and applications possible in the maritime industry. Additionally, to support the energy transition, C-Job feels that methods to support fuel savings such as wind-assisted propulsion in combination with a performance prediction program for Flettner rotors can be of great interest to the maritime industry.