NYK Super Eco Ship 2030 Promises to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Published on May 21st, 2009 | by

The shipping industry isn’t known for its environmental friendliness–it has been deemed “far more damaging than flying” by the International Maritime Organization–but Japan’s Nippon Yusek KK (NYK) wants to change that with the optimistically-named Super Eco Ship 2030.

The ship, designed by MTI, Garroni Progetti, and Elomatic Marine, supposedly emits 69% less CO2 than existing container ships. NYK’s fuel cell-powered ship uses liquified natural gas as a source of hydrogen and contains solar and wind power systems in case of emergency.

Natural gas isn’t exactly the most sustainable hydrogen source since only limited quantities are available, but it’s undoubtedly better than the diesel engines normally used on container ships. The Super Eco Ship 2030 will theoretically be available by 2030, as you might expect.

[Via Crunchgear]

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