The first Ghent Climate Prize has been awarded to engine manufacturer Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC), the Ghent company that developed the first hydrogen engine for ships.
ABC worked on the technology together with the CMB shipping company and product developer CMB.TECH.
A world first that can mean a significant reduction in emissions from shipping, Dual-fuel hydrogen engines were first produced in 2020 under the BEH2YDRO joint venture. Two months ago, the first hydrogen engine was launched at the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam.
According to ABC, the engine does not require scarce raw materials such as lithium, zinc, cobalt, platinum and rare earth metals. Moreover, the technology does not produce harmful emissions.
ABC received the climate prize on Sunday from the Ghent Climate Forum, a network of organizations that have united in the fight against global warming.
Anglo Belgian Corporation won in the innovation category. A climate prize also went to a neighbourhood association that has committed itself to greening and softening.