Green Energy and Sustainability ISSN 2771-1641

Green Energy and Sustainability 2024;4(1):0001 |

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Research and innovation identified to decarbonise the maritime sector

Janie Ling-Chin 1 , Rachel Simpson 1 , Alasdair Cairns 2 , Dawei Wu 3 , Ying Xie 4 , Dongping Song 5 , Sergii Kashkarov 6 , Vladimir Molkov 6 , Ioannis Moutzouris 7 , Laurie Wright 8 , Pietro Tricoli 9 , Cliff Dansoh 10 , Angad Panesar 10 , Katie Chong 11 , Pengfei Liu 12 , Dibyendu Roy 1 , Yaodong Wang 1 , Andrew Smallbone 1 , Anthony Paul Roskilly 1

  • Department of Engineering, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
  • Department of Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
  • Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK
  • School of Management, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZH, UK
  • Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre, Ulster University, Newtownabbey, BT37 0NL, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Bayes Business School, City, University of London, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK
  • Centre for Marine Sustainability, Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering, Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0YN, UK
  • Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
  • School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering, Advanced Engineering Centre, University of Brighton, Brighton, BN2 4GJ, UK
  • Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
  • School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Correspondence: Janie Ling-Chin

Received: Mar 25, 2024 | Accepted: Mar 27, 2024 | Published: Mar 27, 2024

Cite this article: Ling-Chin J, Simpson R, Cairns A, Wu D, Xie Y, Song D, Kashkarov S, Molkov V, Moutzouris I, Wright L, Tricoli P, Dansoh C, Panesar A, Chong K, Liu P, Roy D, Wang Y, Smallbone A, Roskilly A. Research and innovation identified to decarbonise the maritime sector. Green Energy Sustain 2024; 4(1):0001.


The maritime sector requires technically, environmentally, socially, and economically informed pathways to decarbonise and eliminate all emissions harmful to the environment and health. This is extremely challenging and complex, and a wide range of technologies and solutions are currently being explored. However, it is important to assess the state-of-the-art and identify further research and innovation required to accelerate decarbonisation. The UK National Clean Maritime Research Hub have identified key priority areas to drive this process, with particular focus on marine fuels, power and propulsion, vessel efficiency, port operations and infrastructure, digitalisation, finance, regulation, and policy.


maritime, decarbonisation, sustainability pathway, UK National Clean Maritime Research Hub, research priority

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