Decarbonising international transport

Project Details


Tyndall Manchester is investigating the potential for urgent decarbonisation in the international shipping and aviation sectors.
Research on international shipping focuses on four key areas: estimating carbon budgets, calculating Paris-compliant emission trajectories, understanding committed emissions and quantifying solutions. Previous research at Tyndall Manchester highlights the multitude of low-carbon solutions that are available to the sector to facilitate deep and rapid decarbonisation. Through this context, Tyndall Manchester research also aims to understand the impact of specific carbon reduction measures available to the sector. In particular, researchers specialise in wind propulsion, voyage optimisation, shore power, bioenergy, alternative fuels, early scrappage, circularity and wider measures.

Previous research on international aviation has investigated the impact of different solutions to combat increasing emissions. The research has outlined the importance of demand reduction options to address the sector’s climate change impact. Current research is working directly with Manchester Airport to facilitate decarbonisation through the utilisation of onsite waste for bioenergy. Other research on aviation investigates decarbonisation through environmental assessments on newly evolving alternative aviation technologies and practices.
Effective start/end date22/06/21 → …


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