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Chinese startup develops hydrogen-based marine power

Demand for hydrogen-based systems set to grow amid push toward decarbonization

Chinese startup ExploMar is turning to hydrogen to fuel ships and other vessels. (Photo courtesy of ExploMar)

BEIJING -- Industries around the world are revamping their energy strategies to cut carbon dioxide emissions as the planet warms.

Shipping is no exception. From January 2020, the United Nations shipping agency banned vessels from using fuels with sulfur content above 0.5%, while carrying noncompliant fuel oil on ships was also banned in March that year.

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