UK adds £1m to maritime clean tech funding

The UK government has announced plans to boost development of clean shipping technologies in the country by committing £1 million to fund new projects through MarRI-UK, a consortium of maritime organisations.

MarRI-UK has previously been allocated £1 million to support early stage clean maritime projects. That figure will be increased by a further £1 million for new technology and innovation projects following the announcement.

“The UK is home to world leading maritime technology, particularly in automation. We want to be leaders in the key areas of decarbonisation and digitisation too,” said Sarah Kenny, Vice Chair of Maritime UK.

“MarRI-UK is the first collaborative body in the sector that brings together expertise from all parts of the sector. We back decarbonisation by 2050 and by working collaboratively with government, we will achieve this.”

“Already across Britain we’re seeing promising progress: from hybrid ferries to hydrogen fuel, the sector is tackling the challenge head on.”

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