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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-2017-Two-Stages
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Coordinator

LEC GMBH
Address
Inffeldgasse 19
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 4 001 250

Participants (12)

INNIO JENBACHER GMBH & CO OG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 299 440
Address
Achenseestrasse 1-3
6200 Jenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 017 910
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 327 685
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 277 500
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 375
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
MAIR CHRISTIAN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 334 335
Address
Tiergartenstrasse 27
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLIBRI BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 142 625
Address
Tentstraat 5 A
6291 BC Vaals
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXMAR MARINE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 133 000
Address
De Gerlachekaai 20
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 830 000
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUW SCREENTEC FILTER- UND PRAZISION STECHNIK AUS METALL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 446 030
Address
Graue Riethe 2
29378 Hildesheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEYER WERFT PAPENBURG GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 460
Address
Industriegebiet Sud
26871 Papenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOERBIGER WIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 367 500
Address
Seestadtstrasse 25
1220 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)