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Synergies for Green Transformation of Inland and Coastal Shipping

Objective

The extent of shipping decarbonization and reduction of air pollutant emissions remains limited, despite the rapid development of greening technologies. This is particularly valid for existing inland vessels and coastal ships.

A large scale retrofit of the fleet would accelerate the greening transformation. However, there is a wide variety of ship types with different power demands and different required volume of energy carriers. Alternative fuels require more space on board and/or more frequent bunkering. The bunkering infrastructure for such fuels is scarce, and their future price levels are uncertain. Most measures are associated with considerable investments. In addition, the existing regulatory framework still does not provide an adequate support.

The question arises: which retrofit solution would be the most adequate for a ship of certain dimensions, type, and operational profile?
To answer this question, the project SYNERGETICS (Synergies for Green Transformation of Inland and Coastal Shipping) will:
- create synergies between the leading research institutions in ship hydrodynamics and energy transition, innovation centres and shipbuilding industry, regulatory bodies, ship owners, and technology providers with the goal to provide a catalogue of retrofit solutions which will accelerate the green transformation of inland vessels and coastal ships.
- demonstrate the greening capacities of retrofit by implementing hydrogen and methanol combustion in internal combustion engines on selected existing ships in real life operational conditions;
- address the greening potential of hydrodynamics improvements, by demonstrating the effectiveness of the aft-ship replacement which comprises the optimized shape of the aft part of the hull, duct, propeller, and rudder design, and implementation of exhaust gas after-treatment and hybrid propulsion systems;
- contribute to electrification of fleets by further developing swappable battery container services and a system for power management of ships with hybrid propulsion.

Coordinator

ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUR SCHIFFSTECHNIK UND TRANSPORTSYSTEME EV
Net EU contribution
€ 836 250,00
Address
Oststrasse 77
47057 Duisburg
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

STICHTING PROJECTEN BINNENVAART
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 805 010,00
Address
Vasteland 78
3011 BN Rotterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SCANDINAOS AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 322 500,00
Address
Adolf Edelsvardsgata 11
414 51 Goteborg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 215 000,00
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 722 500,00
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
VIA DONAU OSTERREICHISCHE WASSERSTRASSEN GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 68 737,50
Address
Donau City Strasse 1
1220 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 45 825,00
TTS (TRANSPORT TRADE SERVICES) GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 141 975,00
Address
Lagerstrasse 1 5 Stiege 2 Top 8
2103 Langenzersdorf

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Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Nordteil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 94 650,00
ANZBOCK RICHARD
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 27 270,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 18 180,00
ANLEG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 72 825,00
Address
Am Schornacker 59
46485 Wesel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wesel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 48 550,00
HRVATSKI REGISTAR BRODOVA
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 114 087,50
Address
Marasovica 67
21000 Split

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Region
Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUFRAK-EUROCONSULTS BERLIN GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 118 022,28
Address
Storkower Strasse 158
10407 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 78 681,52
FUTURE PROOF SHIPPING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 285 000,00
Address
Kerkgracht 30
1354 AM Almere

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Region
Oost-Nederland Flevoland Flevoland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 190 000,00
MERCURIUS SHIPBUILDING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 326 709,75
Address
Langesteijn 102
3342 LG Hendrik-ido-ambacht

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 217 806,50
ZERO EMISSION SERVICES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 73 500,00
Address
Wilhelminakade 909
3072 AP Rotterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 49 000,00
Compagnie Fluviale de Transport
France
Net EU contribution
€ 152 437,50
Address
Rue Du Pont V 11
76600 Le Havre

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Region
Normandie Haute-Normandie Seine-Maritime
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 101 625,00
SOGESTRAN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 47 437,50
Address
11 Rue Du Pont V
76600 Le Havre

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Region
Normandie Haute-Normandie Seine-Maritime
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 31 625,00
KOEDOOD DIESELSERVICE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 70 050,00
Address
Frankepad 1
3341 LV Hendrik Ido Ambacht

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 46 700,00

Partners (2)

OST - OSTSCHWEIZER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Oberseestrasse 10
8640 Rapperswil

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ostschweiz St. Gallen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CMB REVOLVE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Prospect Way Hutton
CM13 1XA Brentwood

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Region
East of England Essex Heart of Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data