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Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL7942, tabled on 8 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about the potential role of hydrogen in decarbonising the maritime sector.

Answered on

17 September 2020

My officials have regularly engaged with the UK maritime industry and academia on this matter, particularly since the launch of the Clean Maritime Council, which was established in 2018 to ensure strong collaboration between Government, industry and academia on maritime decarbonisation.

The Council underpinned the publication of the Clean Maritime Plan, which was published in July 2019 and made a number of recommendations relating to alternative fuel technologies, including hydrogen.