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Energy and Environmentally Efficient Cooling System for Maritime use

Periodic Reporting for period 2 - EEECSM-2 (Energy and Environmentally Efficient Cooling System for Maritime use)

Reporting period: 2017-08-01 to 2018-11-30

"Modern shipping business and industry is facing a new reality. In both small-scale and large-scale shipping fleets for transport, cruise and cargo, the need to decrease ongoing operation costs and utilize new clean and environmentally friendly energy sources is evident and becoming ""the new standard"".

The need for rethinking energy resources and technology for propelling power and onboard power consumption and utilization is a top priority in todays maritime and seafaring businesses, in the effort to strengthen competitive edge and cost effective operation at sea. Among other things, new progressive, cost effective and sustainable ways of providing energy for propulsion and onboard heating and cooling is becoming a growingly prominent and relevant necessity and obligation.
At COOL4SEA, we pursue, invent and realize new progressive types of maritime technology which diminish on going operating costs and optimize energy efficiency as well as minimize environmental foot print.

COOL4SEA is right now on the verge of introducing a new progressive type of clean, cost efficient and energy saving cooling system for wide/large scale adaption in the international maritime cargo, transport and cruise industry into the market.
Onboard ships of all types, sizes and cargos, the need for cooling is always present. However conventional cooling system solutions is powered by electricity created by combustion of fuel oil. This is expensive, adds considerably to the overall emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), and the systems often contain large quantities of harmful refrigerant gases (HFC/HFCFs) and other chemical compounds, which if exposed to the environment can cause great harm to the biosphere.

The COOL4SEA Maritime Cooling Technology harnesses its energy from surplus/untapped energy potential generated from other ship power processes, for instance waste heat in the cooling water generated by the ships main and auxiliary engines, to create the electricity needed to maintain and provide cooling. This nullifies the need for fossile fuel otherwise needed to power and maintain operation of conventional cooling systems. On almost any scale and type of ship, the perks and benefits are substantial in the reduction of annual overall ship operation costs and fuel oil consumption.

With the implementation of the COOL4SEA Maritime Cooling Technology a typical average freighter ship will potentially save approx. 340 tons of fuel oil every year, which in turn saves the biosphere of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) of approx. 1200 tons annually. With the adaption in a large-scale shipping fleet or in widespread global shipping industry in general this would have a significant and crucial impact on the overall maritime shipping industry's environmental footprint.

The primary projectory and focal point is the development and implementation of a new groundbreaking, cost effective and sustainable energy saving cooling solution for wide-scale use in the international maritime cargo, transport and cruise industry. We are currently in the main process of demonstrating this technology for optimal application at sea, on maritime cargo and transport vessels in close collaboration with a select group of shipping partners within the Danish maritime industry."
At the end of 2016, COOL4SEA launched the first of two demonstration projects. The project toke place on board the hybrid ferry Princess Benedikte, owned by the Danish ferry company Scandlines. The ferry sails daily between Rødbyhavn in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany. On board Princess Benedikte, a smaller pilot unit has been installed and operates now as the primary cooling system, only supplemented by the existing compressor driven cooling unit during peak loads.

In addition to cool the ferry's accommodations during the summer period, the pilot unit must cool a large battery pack, since the ferry is a hybrid ferry. The purpose of this project is to obtain important data about the upscale of the cooling technology. The data obtained is subsequently used for the development of a full-scale pilot unit to be demonstrated in international waters.
A full-scale pilot unit will be demonstrated in 2018 on board a larger oil tanker. This project is planned to be the last step before the cooling technology can enter the maritime marked. COOL4SEA has experienced great interest from the maritime network, both nationally and internationally, and has already made contact with more interested test clients. Scandlines and Uni-Tankers, both COOL4SEA test clients, has indicated that when technology fulfill the expectations, it is a clear wish to implement the cooling technology on the entire remaining fleet. COOL4SEA expects to have fulfilled this by 2020.