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ZEM Ports NS

Project Description

The project facilitates the use of zero emission fuels (electric and hydrogen) in the NSR ports and maritime sector. The project looks at the role of ports in the interface between zero emission vessels and port infrastructure. It especially addresses the integration of zero emission fuels into the port refuelling infrastructure and local energy systems as well as port and on-ship energy storage. It will develop refuelling infrastructure for vessels and training for the crews of zero emission vessels and staff using associated infrastructure.

The project addresses the shared challenges of emission reduction in ports and the maritime industry. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) wants to reduce maritime sector emissions by 60% by 2050 compared with 2008 levels. Studies suggest that this cannot be reached through the greater LNG use and zero emission fuels must play a key role in emission reduction. This major challenge needs a transnational approach due to the international nature of the industry. The NSR is a world leader in zero emission technology. The project outlines the actions ports must take to support and enable zero emission vessels to operate effectively. It will include practical solutions that ports need to take to service larger scale electric vessels and other harbour users and look at ways in which hydrogen production, bunkering and storage for hydrogen fuel cell vessels should be developed to promote the growth of hydrogen vessels.

Project Summary
Period 1st   September 2019 - 31st  March  2023
Budget 32M DKK
Organization managing the project  SDU CEI
 SDU Principal Investigator Christian T. Veje

Project Partners 
Ærø Kommune DK
Future Proof Shipping NL
Pure Energy Centre UK
Port Oostende BE
Strömstad Municipality SE