Hydrogen is a critical component needed to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals, and Norwegian authorities have supported the development of hydrogen technologies for many years. One of the fastest-developing hydrogen applications is the maritime and transport sector, and the ferry project is a significant step in the marine energy transition.
“The fact that future ferries between Bodø and Lofoten are run 100 percent on hydrogen is a new milestone when it comes to climate”, Norwegian Transport Minister Jon-Ivar Nygård says.
The ferries will reduce CO2 emissions by 26,500 tons annually compared to today’s ferries operated on liquid natural gas (LNG). It corresponds to the annual emissions from 13,000 diesel cars.