Planet Beyond Podcast

Net zero vessels – Progress on future fuels

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As the world transitions to a low carbon economy, the way we use the seas will also change. Vessels are in a state of flux as new communications technology and advances in automation mean that the requirements for a crew are rapidly disappearing for many operations.

This brings amazing benefits for sustainability, as well as the obvious safety gains. For some vessels the efficiency improvements from having no crew have seen a 95% saving in fuel. On top of this, hybrid and electric propulsion is reducing fossil fuel use still further.

The maritime industry has complexities that mean there are still challenges to overcome, but with vessel redesign and operational changes on the horizon, a green industry may not be too far in the future.


Ben Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Sea-Kit International

Peter Toxopeüs, Fleet Development Manager, Fugro

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Jon Baston-Pitt

Global Strategic Marketing Director at Fugro

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