£1.4m awarded to 10 organisations to develop green tech for the Maritime Sector
Glasgow – £1.4m has been awarded to 10 organisations as part of the Clean Maritime Call, a Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) initiative supported by the Department for Transport (DfT). The grants will help find innovative ways to develop technology to assist the UK’s transition to a future of zero-emission shipping, a long term ambition of Government.
The strategic vision for the future of the maritime sector was set out by the Government in 2019, through the publication of Maritime 2050. This included a commitment drive a transition towards zero-emission shipping. As a consequence, the Clean Maritime Plan was developed in line with the Environment Route Map of Maritime 2050.
To support the goal of zero-emission shipping, the Clean Maritime Call was launched. Organisations from across the UK were able to apply for a grant to develop mid TRL (TRL 3-7) technology. 55 submissions were made, with an eventual 10 project proposals being selected for funding. The winners were selected by independent reviewers on various criteria including their strategic fit with Maritime 2050, value for money and environment impact.
- Lead organisation: Babcock International Group
- Consortium: Fuel Cell Systems, Plug Power, University of Warwick Manufacturing Group
- Project Title: FC-BATShip Fuel Cell-Battery Hybrid Ship: Advanced power-energy management solution for zero-emission marine propulsion systems
- Funding award: £195,407.00