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Retrofitting towards climate neutrality

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Network corridors
Total project cost
€3 912 225
EU Contribution
€3 211 835
Project Acronym
GreenMarine
STRIA Roadmaps
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The EU-funded GreenMarine project aims to significantly accelerate climate neutrality of waterborne transport through retrofitting existing fleets with cost- and emission-control solutions. Retrofitting protocols and a software tool catalogue will be developed and validated to support decision makers. The consortium will demonstrate these tools and the innovative solutions aimed at post-combustion carbon capture to reduce CO2 emissions; energy savings for HVAC systems through air-reuse; carbon and water capture with membranes; and use of excess engine heat to produce a syngas and thus reduce fuel consumption. All solutions will be demonstrated first on a land-based engine, and the most suitable solution will be further demonstrated on a vessel. Responsible research and innovation will be ensured through simulations, a software tool, and eventual dissemination of activities.

The main objective of Green Marine is to significantly accelerate climate neutrality of water borne transport through retrofitting existing fleets with cost and emission control solutions. To support decision makers retrofitting protocols and a software tool catalogue that gathers knowledge will be developed and validated. We will demonstrate these tools and the innovative solutions aimed at carbon capture mineralization, which also aids in deacidifying our seas; energy savings for HVAC systems through air-reuse; carbon and water capture with membranes, and the use of excess engine heat to produce a syngas to save on fuel consumption.

Methodology

An ultra-sound technology will be tailored to suit vessels allowing air-reuse saving energy for HVAC systems and operated as pre-treatment enhancing a membrane carbon capture process. The Ca/Mg – alkali solvent capture process is capable of removing 75% of the CO2 from flue gases. All solutions will be demonstrated first on a land-based engine followed by the selection of the most suitable solution for a demonstration on a waterborne vessel. The (land-based) demonstrations will represent the operation of a majority of vessel engines. By developing retrofitting protocols, simulations of the solutions, data generated at the demonstrations a software catalogue tool will be developed. Through engagement activities this tool will gain more users and more knowledge, its value and effectiveness will increase for all users. The project aims to bring the different solutions to TRL 8. The demonstrations, the software tool catalogue, and the dissemination and exploitation activities ensure that project results will be replicated globally. The consortium consists of 10 partners from 7 countries with 4 research institute, 1 ship company, which will host a demo as end user and 5 SMEs.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.6 - Industrial Competitiveness in Transport
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-04 Transformation of the existing fleet towards greener operations through retrofitting (ZEWT Partnership)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
CMMI CYPRUS MARINE AND MARITIME INSTITUTE
Address
ATHINON 38 DEMOTIKO MEGARO, 6300 LARNACA, Cyprus
EU Contribution
€766 250
Partner Organisations
Organisation
SMART MATERIAL PRINTING BV
Address
BULTSWEG 90, 7532 XJ ENSCHEDE, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€327 000
Organisation
BLUEXPRT BV
Address
BULTSWEG 90, 7532 XJ ENSCHEDE, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€135 000
Organisation
SINTEF AS
Address
STRINDVEGEN 4, 7034 TRONDHEIM, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€842 500
Organisation
PDM E FC PROJECTO DESENVOLVIMENTO MANUTENCAO FORMACAO E CONSULTADORIALDA
Address
R AMADEU SOUSA CARDOSO 20 1 DTO, 1300 066 LISBOA, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€276 375
EU Contribution
€552 500
EU Contribution
€312 210
Organisation
Calmac Ferries Ltd
Address
The Ferry Terminal, Gourock, PA19 1QP, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
University Of Strathclyde
Address
Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Computer-aided design and engineering
Technology
Simulation toolkit for retrofitting ships with new technologies
TRL
TRL 8
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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