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FAST Track to Clean and Carbon-Neutral WATERborne Transport through Gradual Introduction of Methanol Fuel: Developing and Demonstrating an Evolutionary Pathway for Methanol Technology and Take-up

FASTWATER

FAST Track to Clean and Carbon-Neutral WATERborne Transport through Gradual Introduction of Methanol Fuel: Developing and Demonstrating an Evolutionary Pathway for Methanol Technology and Take-up

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

FASTWATER focuses on methanol, a clean fuel, available in large quantities in most ports today and offering a pathway to a climate-neutral synthetic fuel produced from renewables. Methanol is suited for internal combustion engines, gas turbines as well as fuel cells. As a liquid fuel, it is easily stored on board, which is advantageous to ship design, and enables relatively simple retrofitting. Consequently, the EU’s Joint Research Centre’s study on alternative fuels for shipping states that methanol is one of the most promising options to decarbonise the shipping sector.

FASTWATER aims to start a fast transitionary path to move waterborne transport away from fossil fuels, and reduce its pollutant emissions to zero impact, through the use of methanol fuel. The FASTWATER consortium has a strong track record with methanol projects (particularly for waterborne transport) and includes shipyards, a ship owner, engine manufacturers, an equipment supplier, a classification society, a methanol producer, a major port and research institutes.

Specifically, FASTWATER will develop and demonstrate an evolutionary pathway for methanol technology, including retrofit solutions as well as next generation systems. Universal, scalable retrofit kits, medium speed and high speed methanol engines will be developed, demonstrated and commercialized. The demos include a harbour tug, a pilot boat and a coast guard vessel. A complete design for a methanol-powered river cruiser is also included. The demos will show the complete chain from renewable methanol production to ship bunkering, work with regulatory agencies to simplify rules and regulations for methanol as a fuel, and develop and use a training programme for crew. Finally, business plans will be elaborated including the life cycle performance analysis of investment cost, fuel cost, CO2 savings and pollutant reductions, to commercialize the developed solutions.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Lund University, Department Of Technology And Society

Address: 
Paradisgatan 5
22100 LUND
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€671,563
Partner Organisations: 

Anglo Belgian Corporation

Address: 
WIEDAUWKAAI 43
9000 GENT
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€699,891

Universiteit Gent

Address: 
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€311,500

Havenbedrijf Antwerpen

Address: 
ZAHA HADIDPLEIN 1
2030 ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€526,575

Heinzmann Gmbh & Co Kg

Address: 
AM HASELBACH 1
79677 SCHONAU IM SCHWARZWALD
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€472,413

National Technical University Of Athens

Address: 
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus)
15780 ZOGRAFOS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€209,375

Balance Technology Consulting

Address: 
Contrescarpe 33
28203 BREMEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€397,443

Methanex Europe Sa

Address: 
DREVE RICHELLE
1410 WATERLOO
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€71,706

Souper Toys Skafi Epe

Address: 
AGION PANTON AND AGIOY SOTIROS
194 00 KOROPI
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€109,966

Meyer Werft - Jos. L. Meyer Gmbh

Address: 
Postfach 1555
1555 PAPENBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€220,938

Sspa Sweden Ab.

Address: 
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 GOETEBORG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€332,375

Swedish Maritime Administration

Address: 
Östra Promenaden 7
SEN/A601 78 NORRKÖPING
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€304,000

Lloyd's Register Emea Ips

Address: 
FENCHURCH STREET 71
LONDON
EC3M 4BS
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€161,788

Scandinaos Ab

Address: 
PATRULLGATAN 6E
42676 VASTRA FROLUNDA
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€509,688
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