The Korea Shipbuilders' Association will be introducing the Korea GHG Reduction Response Research Council on Wednesday (16 May) as a response to an International Maritime Organization (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction deadline, reports Asiae.
The IMO at MEPC 72 decided upon an emission reduction pathway of ‘at least’ 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, with a strong emphasis on increasing the cut towards 100% by 2050 if this can be shown to be possible.
The newly formed council will study the application of using alternative fuels such as hydrogen and fuel cells for vessels constructed Korea’s shipbuilding industry.
“The goal of the International Maritime Organization's reduction of greenhouse gas emissions [by 2050] is expected to have a greater impact on the shipping and shipbuilding industry than the regulation on the sulphur content of marine fuel oil to be applied from 2020,” said Hyun Taek Lim.
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Published: 16 May, 2018
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