TECO 2030 and its companions will obtain €5 million in funding from HORIZON EUROPE for the the hydrogen-powered tanker idea, HyEkoTank. The consortium expects to finalize the grant settlement course of by the tip of this yr, and plans challenge startup by 1 February 2023.
Along with TECO 2030, Shell Worldwide Buying and selling and Delivery Firm Restricted and Shell Worldwide Exploration and Manufacturing BV, the HyEkoTank challenge entails companions Ektank AB, Blom Maritime AS, TECO Options AS, Umoe Superior Composites AS (UAC), FKAB Marine Design, Neste Oyj, and UiT – The Arctic College of Norway.
The HyEkoTank challenge will retrofit a 18,600 DWT product tanker with a 2.4 MW gas cell system by TECO 2030 and 4000 kg compressed hydrogen storage for demonstration in 2024.
Idea illustration HyEkoTank. Retrofit set up of gas cells with compressed hydrogen storage on present Ektank vessel. The answer can get rid of emissions in port and cut back as much as 100% of GHG emissions on voyages.
The HyEkoTank hydrogen powered tanker will exhibit zero emission at berth and 60% discount of GHG emissions throughout voyage.
As a part of the European Inexperienced Deal, the EU has dedicated to lowering GHG emissions by 55% by 2030, and a binding goal of reaching local weather neutrality by 2050. Underneath the ‘Match for 55 package deal’ the EU is at present creating its local weather, vitality and transport-related laws to align present legal guidelines with the 2030 and 2050 ambitions.
Shell is proud to be part of this gas cell challenge, which goals to exhibit the viability of hydrogen as a zero-carbon gas for the maritime sector. Our goal is to be a net-zero emissions vitality enterprise by 2050 and to speed up this transition we’re partnering with prospects and companies from throughout the sectors. Shell will buy the gas cell system and supply the renewable hydrogen to energy this pioneering challenge as we proceed to drive innovation to ship the cleaner vitality options that our prospects want.
—Carl Henrickson, Normal Supervisor Expertise, Innovation & Digitalization, Shell Delivery and Maritime