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Sustainability at sea: how the maritime industry is powering through the energy transition | Podcast

Leading the shift away from fossil fuels in a carbon-intensive industry

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On this episode of The Interchange Recharged podcast we step aboard a hydrogen-powered ferry that’s hoping to lead the shift away from fossil fuels in a carbon-intensive industry. 

We’ve examined technologies that are helping the energy transition on land, such as wave drilling technology and data-driven tools that help consumers slash emissions, and in the air with aviation companies working to develop hydrogen-powered engines and sustainable aviation fuel. Today we’re casting a wider net and looking at sustainability at sea.  

Pace Ralli, co-founder and CEO at SWITCH Maritime, joins David to discuss how his company is building the first fleet of zero-emissions vessels in North America. Their flagship zero-emissions ferry, The Sea Change, is currently undergoing sea trials and is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and batteries.  

What are some of the challenges SWITCH has faced during this transition? How has the maritime industry evolved and is this the starting point for a wider shift across the industry? 

Listen as Pace takes us through his journey as a climate-tech investor and what led him to focus on hard-to-decarbonize sectors like maritime.  

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