Tag: <span>Horizon 2020</span>

First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction
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First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction

Partners in the TrAM (Transport – Advanced and Modular) project have announced that construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard on the west coast of Norway. Equipped to carry around 150 passengers, the catamaran vessel will be 31 metres long with a nine-metre beam. It will...

World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut
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World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. The...

Wärtsilä joins EU-funded project to decarbonise shipping
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Wärtsilä joins EU-funded project to decarbonise shipping

Wärtsilä has joined an EU-funded project, led by the University of Vaasa in Finland, that is looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact of shipping. Project CHEK – deCarbonising sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs, has been granted funding of EUR 10 million by the EU as part of...

New research project aims to halve marine battery costs
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New research project aims to halve marine battery costs

Current Direct, a new research and innovation project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, is aiming to enable rapid adoption of marine battery systems by cutting the cost of electric drivetrains in half. By doing so, shipowners will have less financial burden on their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which Current...

Ammonia fuel cells for deep-sea shipping
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Ammonia fuel cells for deep-sea shipping

Interest in ammonia-powered fuel cells for the maritime sector is growing, but stakeholders have been hesitant to commit to investments in large-scale systems. Now the ShipFC project, granted funding from EU’s Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020 under its Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), is aiming to secure a place for ammonia...

Major project to convert offshore vessel to run on ammonia-powered fuel cell
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Major project to convert offshore vessel to run on ammonia-powered fuel cell

A maritime innovation project looking to install the world’s first ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel has been awarded €10m funding from the European Union. The ShipFC project is being run by a consortium of 14 European companies and institutions, co-ordinated by the Norwegian cluster organisation NCE Maritime CleanTech, and has been awarded backing from...