The use of hydrogen on board ships

  • Aurel Dan Maimon “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: hydrogen, fuel cells, risks, renewable energy, development.


Hydrogen, the carbon-free energy of tomorrow, is being explored as a potential fuel for ship propulsion. It is considered a clean and sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuels, as it produces zero emissions when used in fuel cells or burned in engines. Hydrogenpowered ships have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to decarbonizing the maritime industry. However, it is important to note that the adoption of hydrogen as a mainstream fuel for ships is still in the early stages, and there are various technical and infrastructure challenges that need to be addressed for its widespread implementation.


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How to Cite
Maimon A. The use of hydrogen on board ships. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 4Dec.2023 [cited 23Jul.2024];46:47-4. Available from:

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