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LC -MG - 1-8-2019: Retrofit Solutions and Next Generation Propulsion for Waterborne Transport

Emissions from waterborne transport remain a challenge particularly concerning the water and air quality around coasts, ports and urban areas. For shipping and inland waterway transport retrofit technology including for example engine modifications, engine replacement, exhaust gas cleaning systems, PM filters, hybrid batteries, fuel changes, efficient emissions capture and storage system can potentially improve the environmental performance (CO2, NOx, SOx, PM) of existing fleets within the next five to ten years. However, new next generation vessels are expected to be both cleaner and more CO2 efficient. Vessels will be increasingly electrified and hybridised use clean fuels, on board energy storage and employ new technologies such as optimised design, batteries and high power fuels cells integrated within dual cycles and with combined heat and power. Novel large area propulsion systems also offer the possibility of large efficiency gains. To maximise efficiency gains from these technologies a radical rethink of ship design is needed.  To address these challenges proposals should address one of the following two subtopics and clearly indicate which subtopic is addressed:
Two sub-topics:
A) Develop and validate a concept for a passenger ship powered primarily by high power fuel cells 
B) Develop and validate next generation high efficiency propulsion systems for ships using electrification and or clean fuels and or renewable energy sources

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 17:00
Geographical coverage: 
The overall available budget is 15.000.000,00 €.
Sector of Activity: 
Ocean renewable energy
Research & innovation
Other Sector of Activity: