Zero-emission hydrogen – I want to see that. Most likely it’s going to be another fudge to hide a thing that costs a fortune, does not do what it’s supposed to be doing effectively, and will have plenty of carbon hidden in its structure and operation that will be counterbalanced with indulgences. I want to see a ship that has not used any hydrocarbon technologies in its making. This starts with the mining of raw materials like steel, the raw materials for the energy chain, and the production plus transport of hydrogen. All those steps should have to be made with non-carbon technologies – and demonstrably so. But I guess we will just be served another bald-faced lie.
A project to construct the world's first zero-emission hydrogen vessels has been awarded NOK 219 million ($25 million) by the Norwegian government-owned organization Enova.