Looking at hydrogen and other alternative fuels across different transportation modes, and understanding their role as environmentally sustainable alternatives

Eduardo Blanco-Davis


Renewable energy stands as a leading priority in contemporary policy, research, and engineering endeavours. However, certain potential energy sources need extensive further research or substantial infrastructure development before they can be effectively integrated. Such is the case with hydrogen and other alternative fuels. This presentation aims to assess hydrogen's viability as a future fuel source for maritime transport based on a case study utilising Life Cycle Assessment, and additionally showcase other alternative fuels potentially applicable for transportation.

Eduardo Blanco-Davis - bio

Eddie Blanco-Davis is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University. He obtained a BSc in Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and sailed as a member of the engine department on different commercial containerships. After carrying out water and fuel treatment servicing for various industry diesel-powered generation plants, he also performed as Shipyard Superintendent for shipyards in Panama and Mexico.

He holds an MSc with Distinction in Technical Management of Ship Operations (2011), a PgCert in Advanced Academic Studies/Research Development (2013), and a Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (2015), all from the University of Strathclyde. His research interests include human factors applied to shipboard and pilotage operations; Life Cycle Assessment applied to marine operations and machinery; sustainable development, energy efficiency, renewable energy; marine environmental protection and regulation, including emission control, ship ballast water management and alternatives, and environmentally sound marine propulsion systems.