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Hydrogen-Methanol Ship propulsion system using on-board pre-combustion carbon capture

Objective

The HyMethShip project reduces drastically emissions and improves the efficiency of waterborne transport at the same time. This system will be developed, validated, and demonstrated on shore with a typical engine for marine applications in the range of 2 MW (TRL 6).
The HyMethShip system will achieve a reduction in CO2 of more than 97% and will practically eliminate SOx and PM emissions. NOx emissions will be reduced by more than 80%, significantly below the IMO Tier III limit. The energy efficiency of the HyMethShip system is more than 45% better than the best available technology approach (renewable methanol as fuel coupled with conventional post-combustion carbon capturing).
The HyMethShip system innovatively combines a membrane reactor, a CO2 capture system, a storage system for CO2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine into one system. The proposed solution reforms methanol to hydrogen, which is then burned in a conventional reciprocating engine that has been upgraded to burn multiple fuel types and specially optimized for hydrogen use.
The HyMethShip project will undertake risk and safety assessments to ensure that the system fulfills safety requirements for on-board use. It will also take into account the rules and regulations under development for low flashpoint fuels.
The cost effectiveness of the system will be assessed for different ship types and operational cases. For medium and long distance waterborne transport, the HyMethShip concept is considered the best approach available that achieves this level of CO2 reduction and is economically feasible.
The HyMethShip consortium includes a globally operating shipping company, a major shipyard, a ship classification society, research institutes and universities, and equipment manufacturers. Further stakeholders will be represented in the External Expert Advisory Board and will be addressed by dissemination activities respectively.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages

Coordinator

LEC GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 4 001 250,00
Address
Inffeldgasse 19
8010 Graz
Austria

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

INNIO JENBACHER GMBH & CO OG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 299 440,00
Address
Achenseestrasse 1-3
6200 Jenbach

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Tiroler Unterland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 128 335,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 017 910,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 2,50
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 327 685,00
Address
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412 96 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2,50
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 277 500,00
Address
Chalmers Tvargata 10
400 22 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 144 375,00
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 61 875,00
MAIR CHRISTIAN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 334 335,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 143 287,50
COLIBRI BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 142 625,00
Address
Tentstraat 5 A
6291 BC Vaals

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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
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 61 125,00
EXMAR MARINE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 133 000,00
Address
De Gerlachekaai 20
2000 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 57 000,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 830 000,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MUW SCREENTEC FILTER- UND PRAZISION STECHNIK AUS METALL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 396 865,00
Address
Graue Riethe 2
29378 Hildesheim

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Gifhorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 170 086,44
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CON-SLOT SCREENS DEVELOPMENT & TRADING, ENTWICKLUNGS- UND VERTRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 49 165,00
Address
Graue Riethe 2
29378 Wittingen

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Gifhorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 071,06
MEYER WERFT PAPENBURG GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 116 460,00
Address
Industriegebiet Sud
26871 Papenburg

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Region
Niedersachsen Weser-Ems Emsland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 49 915,00
HOERBIGER WIEN GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 367 500,00
Address
Seestadtstrasse 25
1220 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 157 500,00