Diverse Research Team to Explore Future Energy Options for Great Lakes Shipping
The bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System is one of the largest commercial waterways in the country and is essential to strengthening the economy, supply chain and the creation of jobs. It extends more than 2,000 miles and contains more than 110 ports.
“Decarbonizing the maritime industry has been a key objective of the Biden-Harris Administration, and MARAD is excited to be part of a study that will investigate new fuel and power options for Great Lakes shipping,” said maritime administrator Ann Phillips.
Over a period of 16 months, researchers will assess alternative fuels and power options in the region and will develop a detailed profile of Great Lakes fleets, ports and fueling infrastructure.
The project will also summarize relevant domestic and international environmental regulations that will influence the uptake of these technologies.
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