Kathryn G. Logan*, Astley Hastings, John D. Nelson

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter discusses fuel alternatives for shipping and road freight as a method to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet emission targets. Transitioning away from diesel fuelled transport will be an important step, as this is currently the main transport fuel for both transport types and an important barrier to overcome. However, most alternative fuels for both shipping and road transport including hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol, which are new technologies, face numerous challenges including infrastructure and storage, and have not yet been implemented on a large scale. Other alternatives including unmanned aerial vehicles are also discussed briefly, however as this is such a new technology, regulations and legislation for their implementation is not yet comprehensive enough to ensure its viability. Without significant changes in how freight is moved, emission reduction objectives will not be met as current projections foresee a dramatic increase in emission levels from freight transport by 2050.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-96674-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-96673-7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


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