Are Biofuels the Answer to Kick-Start Decarbonisation in the Shipping Sector?

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Release date: 21/10/2019


The trade and movement of goods and resources is the engine that drives global economic growth.

The growing shipping sector currently accounts for 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and this figure is set to rise by 50% - 250% by 2050. 

In this blog, Dr Andrew Welfle, based in Tyndall Manchester and part of the national Supergen Bioenergy Hub, explores the current state of the global shipping sector and how it how it might look towards decarbonisation through a commitment to the use of biofuels.