Within the frame of the CAMPFIRE project CF09 GreenBalticCruising, our partner IKEM has published two further papers dealing with the legal framework for decarbonizing shipping and the use of ammonia in the Baltic Sea.
“Clean alternatives are not competitive under the current regulatory framework and in the face of continued low carbon prices. As part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package, the European Union has provided initial impetus for decarbonization, including in shipping. In order to ensure investment and legal certainty, it is beneficial to legally recognize ammonia as an energy product and to provide tax relief for its use as a fuel for ships. In addition, concrete targets for the expansion of the corresponding infrastructure in ports are necessary to ensure a successful ammonia ramp-up,” explains Mariana Moreno Kuhnke, author of the study and head of the Energy Law department at IKEM.