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Hydrogen-Methanol Ship propulsion system using on-board pre-combustion carbon capture

HyMethShip

Hydrogen-Methanol Ship propulsion system using on-board pre-combustion carbon capture

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Objectives: 

The HyMethShip project reduces drastically emissions and improves the efficiency of waterborne transport at the same time. This system will be developed, validated, and demonstrated on shore with a typical engine for marine applications in the range of 2 MW (TRL 6).

The HyMethShip system will achieve a reduction in CO2 of more than 97% and will practically eliminate SOx and PM emissions. NOx emissions will be reduced by more than 80%, significantly below the IMO Tier III limit. The energy efficiency of the HyMethShip system is more than 45% better than the best available technology approach (renewable methanol as fuel coupled with conventional post-combustion carbon capturing).

The HyMethShip system innovatively combines a membrane reactor, a CO2 capture system, a storage system for CO2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine into one system. The proposed solution reforms methanol to hydrogen, which is then burned in a conventional reciprocating engine that has been upgraded to burn multiple fuel types and specially optimized for hydrogen use.

Methodology: 

The HyMethShip project will undertake risk and safety assessments to ensure that the system fulfills safety requirements for on-board use. It will also take into account the rules and regulations under development for low flashpoint fuels.

The cost effectiveness of the system will be assessed for different ship types and operational cases. For medium and long-distance waterborne transport, the HyMethShip concept is considered the best approach available that achieves this level of CO2 reduction and is economically feasible.

The HyMethShip consortium includes a globally operating shipping company, a major shipyard, a ship classification society, research institutes and universities, and equipment manufacturers. Further stakeholders will be represented in the External Expert Advisory Board and will be addressed by dissemination activities respectively.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MG-2.1-2017 Innovations for energy efficiency and emission control in waterborne transport
Lead Organisation: 

Lec Gmbh

Address: 
INFFELDGASSE 19
8010 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€2,821,250
Partner Organisations: 

Muw Screentec Filter- Und Prazision Stechnik Aus Metall Gmbh

Address: 
GRAUE RIETHE 2
29378 HILDESHEIM
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€446,030

Technische Universitaet Graz

Address: 
Rechbauerstrasse
8010 Graz
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€2,010,000

Hoerbiger Ventilwerke Gmbh & Co Kg

Address: 
SEESTADTSTRASSE 25
1220 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€367,500

Exmar Marine

Address: 
DE GERLACHEKAAI 20
2000 ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€133,000

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,017,910

Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og

Address: 
ACHENSEESTRASSE 1-3
6200 JENBACH
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€299,440

Colibri Bv

Address: 
TENTSTRAAT 5 A
6291 BC VAALS
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€142,625

Meyer Werft - Jos. L. Meyer Gmbh

Address: 
Postfach 1555
1555 PAPENBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€116,460

Sspa Maritime Consulting Ab

Address: 
Chalmers TvSrgata 10
400 22 GOETEBORG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€277,500

Mair Christian

Address: 
TIERGARTENSTRASSE 27
6020 INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€334,335

Lloyd' S Register

Address: 
71 Fenchurch Street
LONDON
EC3M 4BS
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€144,375

Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab

Address: 
-
41296 GOTHENBURG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€327,685
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