Colombia’s Hydrogen Potential & Opportunities for Shipping

September 29 2023

Colombia stands to benefit from international shipping’s shift to scalable zero-emission fuels due to its low potential cost for producing green hydrogen, access to two oceans and ability to leverage renewable energy resources. Although projects focusing on green hydrogen are already emerging in the country, few of these relate to zero-carbon marine fuels, which puts Colombia at risk of missing out on a major growth opportunity.

The maritime industry has a strong dependence on fossil fuels, resulting in significant emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and air pollutants. The development of sustainable and environmentally friendly scalable zero-emission fuels (SZEF) and the necessary infrastructure for their production are key to reducing the sector’s environmental impact. Substantial amounts of renewable energy will be needed for the maritime sector to fully decarbonise and contribute towards meeting global climate objectives.

Read full insight brief in English here.

Read full insight brief in Spanish here.


The views expressed in this Insight are those of the author alone and not necessarily those of the Global Maritime Forum. Excerpts may be published with reference to the Global Maritime Forum.