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ABS最新发布了第四份低碳航运展望白皮书《零碳展望》（Zero Carbon Outlook），以此来支持航运业进一步迈向脱碳目标。该展望深入探讨了碳市场与碳定价重塑全球航运业的潜力，以及新兴的氢和碳价值链对脱碳进程的影响。
ABS董事长、总裁暨首席执行官 Christopher J. Wiernicki表示：“这份最新的低碳航运展望表明，身处于行业十年变革的初期，要实现2050年的目标，我们将需要广泛且迅速的变革。正如展望中明确指出的，我们将需要氢和碳价值链能够迅速成熟并扩大规模，无论以什么形式，航运业将成为转型的关键推动力。现在，我们需要政府出台政策，加快低碳解决方案的发展，并确保适当的配套设施。”
2022展望推出了一个全新的液氢运输船概念——“净零领航者”（Net Zero Navigator），其载货容量约为80,000立方米。该设计运用美国航空航天局（NASA）的储氢技术以达到如此的载货规模，并使用了给航天飞机提供电力的氢燃料电池。同时，ABS与Herbert Engineering Corp.（HEC）开展了另一项开创性项目，旨在开发与液态二氧化碳运输相关的船舶概念设计，并探索了在传统化石燃料散货船上应用碳捕获与储存技术的挑战。
Carbon Economics, Hydrogen and Carbon Value Chains the Focus for ABS’ 2022 Outlook
The potential for carbon markets and pricing to reshape global shipping, as well as the impact of the emerging hydrogen and carbon value chains, are explored in-depth in the latest support for the industry’s decarbonization ambitions from ABS.
The groundbreaking analysis is at the heart of the fourth edition of the ABS Setting the Course to Low Carbon Shipping series, as well as insights on the industry’s progress to low- and zero-carbon operations.
“We are in the early innings of a decade of change for our industry and this latest outlook shows just how extensive and rapid that change is going to have to be if we are to meet 2050 objectives. We will need both hydrogen and carbon value chains to mature and scale up rapidly and, as this report also makes clear, shipping, in all its forms, is going to be a critical enabler of that transition. Now, we need governments to step in with policies to accelerate development of low-carbon solutions and secure the proper infrastructure for their distribution,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO.
Setting the Course to Low Carbon Shipping: Zero Carbon Outlook is the fourth in a series of outlook documents published by ABS to showcase the latest decarbonization research and thinking. Each has focused on a different aspect of the sustainability challenge, including the impact of energy and commodity trends on the global fleet and a detailed life-cycle, or value-chain, analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of the leading alternative marine fuels.
The 2022 Outlook also introduces the Net Zero Navigator, a design for a liquid hydrogen carrier, approximately 80,000 m3 in capacity. The design utilizes NASA hydrogen storage technologies to reach such scale as well as hydrogen fuel cells and batteries, which were used for power generation on the space shuttle. It features a pioneering project between ABS and Herbert Engineering Corp. to develop conceptual ship designs related to the transport of liquid CO2 as well as explore the challenges of carbon capture and storage on board conventional fossil-fueled cargo ships.
“The 2022 Outlook provides a perspective on how new regulations, paired with carbon pricing and the development of new global hydrogen and carbon industries, are going to radically change the shape of our industry in the decades to come. Carbon economics is emerging as a major new force in our industry and ABS is committed to helping owners and operators get ahead of these changes and plan their fleets to thrive in the new paradigm,” said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Vice President, Global Sustainability.
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.