The new position paper ‘Pathways towards Low Carbon Shipping’ from DNV Research and Innovation offers a broad perspective, combined with possible pathways to be taken in order to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping. A techno-economic view is applied by analyzing technical and operational reduction measures, as well as alternative fuels, with a new probabilistic model.

DNVs pathways study shows a doubling of present CO2 emissions by 2050 if we do nothing. It further shows that uptake of operational and technical measures combined with biofuels and LNG give a cost effective CO2 reduction potential of 50% in 2050. However, if CO2 emissions from shipping are halved by 2050, the relative share of global emissions contributed by shipping would still be double of what it is today, since other industries improve. Hence, more must be done to stay at par.

Pathways to Low Carbon Shipping

Contact: Magnus Strandmyr Eide