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Shipping: Hydrogen

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL6349, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of hydrogen-powered ships in the UK.

Answered on

4 March 2022

In March 2021, we launched the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC), which allocated over £23m of research and development funding to 55 projects across the UK. The competition supports the design and development of clean maritime technologies, which includes hydrogen, and explores green shipbuilding, placing the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vessels. As set out in the Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener (October 2021), we will extend the CMDC to a multi-year programme. We will publish details of any future competitions in due course, including guidance for applicants.