“Nuclear power must have a place in the process of decarbonising shipping”

The engine of the world economy desperately seeking a solution to its emissions: consumption of about 340 million tonnes per year of HFO equivalent, more than a billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions, estimates of up to 400 thousand deaths and 16 million people ill every year due to air pollution

Giulio Gennaro

di Angelo Marletta

“Nuclear power must have a place in the process of decarbonising shipping”. This statement was made by Core Power’s Technical Director, engineer Giulio Gennaro, who in an interview with TTM recalls that maritime transport is an industry worth about USD 7 trillion.

The engine of the world economy desperately seeking a solution to its emissions: consumption of about 340 million tonnes per year of HFO equivalent, more than a billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions, estimates of up to 400 thousand deaths and 16 million people ill every year due to air pollution. “In this context”, says Gennaro, “ nuclear energy is the dominant choice. The sea is the ideal environment for nuclear power, because it represents the possibility of moving from a few, huge and expensive land-based projects to mass production, in factories, of small and medium-sized reactors, combined with the efficiency of shipbuilding and offshore.
Core Power is precisely the hinge between these two industries. On the one hand, it brings the demands of the maritime world to the nuclear industry and ensures that the design of new advanced reactors considers marine use from the outset, and not just as a possible accessory modification. On the other, it opens the door to a market for the nuclear industry that has the need and urgency for this technology, and the necessary capital to adopt it.

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