Ref. Ares(2021)4449091 - 08/07/2021
Hydrogen, hydrogen-based fuels (such as ammonia) and hydrogen technologies offer
tremendous potential for the maritime sector and, if properly harnessed, can significantly
contribute to EU decarbonisation objectives and air quality considerations.
This event marks the launch of Hydrogen Europe’s ambitious policy paper on how to
decarbonise the maritime sector. It is accompanied by a technical analysis preparing the
ground and looking at how the different hydrogen-based technologies and fuels fit into the
big picture of decarbonisation.
With these papers Hydrogen Europe aims at highlighting the importance of an ambitious
maritime EU-policy containing policy requests on EU initiatives including: the necessity to
include the maritime sector in the European Emission Trading System as well as setting targets
on the demand of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels and explain why even that is not
Although there is no silver bullet to decarbonise the maritime sector, we cannot afford to
have a patchwork of legislation and regulations and need a European regulatory framework
with clear and ambitious obligations for the use of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels by
2025 and 2030 in the maritime sector.