A Greek energy firm is investigating how hydrogen fuel can be produced on a ship burning liquefied natural gas.
Maran Dry Management (part of Angelicoussis Group) will work with classification society Rina and ship design company SDARI to create a solution for an LNG and hydrogen powered ship.
According to maritime news agency Tradewinds, the main gas fuel will combine with steam to produce hydrogen and carbon dioxide on demand as the ship's machinery operates at a slower speed at sea.
The partners stated that the solution "addresses existing LNG refueling facilities and does not require onshore hydrogen infrastructure and there is no need for hydrogen delivery and storage on board."
According to the report, the ship can be built as a typical dual-fuel vessel and additional equipment can be added as needed and in accordance with legal requirements.