Jebb Smith has been awarded £120,800 to develop an offshore hydrogen transfer system (Hots).
Edinburgh-based Logan Energy and the Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies are working with Jebb Smith.
The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, which supports the development of technology to make zero-emission ships commercially viable by 2025, awarded Jebb Smith £39,900.
In partnership with the Innovate UK agency, the Department for Transport is conducting the competition.
Simon Edmonds, Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Business Officer for Innovate UK Announced today (15 September) by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps at London International Shipping Week,
Jebb Smith director George Smith said: “As we aim to transition to a net-zero economy, hydrogen is emerging as a key fuel of the future.
“An efficient and safe hydrogen offshore transfer system will be imperative for all areas of development, including hydrogen-powered vessels, the creation of green energy generated by offshore wind turbines and the transporting of hydrogen.
“By collaborating with such valued partners, we can drive this project to aid the achievement of green energy targets.”
Simon Edmonds, deputy executive chair and chief business officer at Innovate UK, said: “As the UK prepares to host Cop26 in the maritime city of Glasgow, it is great that we can announce funding for these fantastic projects in the maritime sector that will help the UK meet its net zero goals.
“From this competition we saw a very high level of demand, we have seen the very best of British ideas from all over the country.
“It is clear that not only does the UK have a great maritime history, but also a bright and greener future too.”
Jebb Smith Ltd specialise in marine engineering design, and have a passion for green marine energy projects. We have experience of innovative work in both wave and tidal energy systems.