Many in shipping look sceptically at hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel for long-haul shipping. Its low energy density makes it a tough sell for vessels, and overcoming that can involve space-age technology.

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But Belgium’s Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), controlled by the Saverys family, has been undeterred and has turned to hydrogen in a major way.