Maritime transport plays a crucial role in the EU economy, moving almost 90% of the volumes traded with third countries and one third of intra-EU trade measured in tonne-kilometres. Although it is the most energy efficient mode of transport, it is a major and growing source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for 3-4% of total EU CO2 emissions.

In July 2023, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) set new GHG emission reduction targets, committing itself to develop and adopt by 2025 a basket of measures to achieve these reduction targets. The coming years will show which measures will be adopted and implemented and whether they will be up to the task of achieving these targets and the objectives of the Paris Agreement. In parallel, the EU is making progress in defining regulations and measures to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050.

This working group aims to examine the current regulatory framework and proposals for new measures and regulations and to analyse technological solutions that will enable the shipping sector to move towards decarbonisation.


Low Carbon fuels


Renewable energies

Designs on retroffiting ships

Technological/digital solutions

Ship Design – Constraints

SAF – AFIR solutions


International regulatory framework

Workshops on existing technological solutions for different types of ships

Seminars on regulatory framework

Seminars on project financing mechanisms

Workshops on best practices worldwide

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Mario Fominaya


Naval Engineer by the School of Naval Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Specialist in Intermodal Transport.
From the beginning of my professional career I worked in the Manises Engine factory, as head of Mounts-Testing I experienced the evolution of the emissions problem, with the first tests and measurements in 2-stroke engines of NOx emissions on the bench, as well as the first beginnings of engines with alternative fuels.

Currently in the engineering company Seaplace, I am Area Delegate in Levante and naval consultant, technical advisor in the implementation of energy efficiency measures, energy plans, monitoring of consumption and emissions, adaptation of optimum service speeds, new fuels, etc.

Freely elected member of the Governing Board of the Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers. Territorial Secretary-Treasurer of the Comunidad Valenciana and member of the Energy Transition Commission of the Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers.

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Amós Fuentes


Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT). He has been part of Navantia since 2006, where he has held different positions related to hydrogen generation systems and fuel cells, including the leadership of the project for the development of the anaerobic propulsion system (AIP) for the S-80 Class submarines.

He currently heads the Hydrogen line at Navantia Seanergies, which has as one of its main objectives the development of new “zero emissions” energy generation systems for naval propulsion.