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Maritime industry explores nuclear power for ships as technology opens up

Jonathan Saul of Reuters reports that the maritime industry is exploring the use of nuclear power for ships.

The C3 Take
  • The shipping industry, which accounts for 3% of global emissions, is considering ways to use nuclear fuel to power freights.
  • Companies in Italy and the UK are making headway with nuclear fuel and maritime shipping and expect the technology to become viable in the next decade.
  • Since 1961, nuclear energy has safely and effectively powered America’s naval submarines.
  • Bringing nuclear power to maritime shipping would reduce the need to refuel, increase cargo loads, and lower emissions.

“A survey in May by the International Chamber of Shipping association said nuclear fuel was being viewed with more interest than in 2021, with some seeing nuclear-powered commercial ships being viable within the next decade.”

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