On January 1, 2021, the European project e-SHyIPS was launched, on which seven European countries are working together. e-SHyIPS stands for Ecosystemic knowledge in Standards for Hydrogen Implementation on Passenger Ship
The aim is to define guidelines for an effective introduction of hydrogen in passenger shipping and to promote its adoption within the framework of the global and EU strategy for a clean and sustainable environment in order to achieve an emission-free navigation scenario.
Using an ecosystem approach in which all the important players from the maritime and hydrogen sectors, research and industry are involved, the e-SHyIPS project is intended to integrate theoretical pre-normative research activities with simulation and laboratory experiments. The aim is to provide the necessary knowledge for the design of a suitable certification process and the testing of future standardization activities to improve the normative and regulatory landscape of the EU.
“Hydrogen fuel cells market potentials in the maritime sector have been demonstrated in the last years with several vessels flagship projects. Despite hydrogen is a worldwide considered a valid option to reach the emission reduction targets, also part of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy, a regulatory framework applicable to hydrogen fuelled ships is not yet available. E-SHyIPS brings together the Hydrogen and maritime stakeholders and international experts, through an Advisory Board, to gather new knowledge based on regulatory framework review and experimental data on ship design, safety systems, material and components and bunkering procedures. The approach is “”vessel independent””, in order to avoid the burdens of customized projects, and is focused on the risk and safety assessment methodologies. Based on this, e-SHyIPS will define a pre-standardization plan for IGF code update for the hydrogen-based fuels passenger ships and a roadmap for the boost of Hydrogen economy in the maritime sector.”
POLITECNICO DI MILANO (Coordinator)
- Proton Motor
- ITALIAN NATIONAL ENTITY OF UNIFICATION-UNI
- Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
- CINECA INTERUNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM
- Athena – High Technology Energy Environment District
- Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
- Levante Ferries MC
- GHENOVA INGENIERIA SLU
- DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
- OY WOIKOSKI AB
- IDF-Ingegneria del fuoco srl
- Municipality of Andravida – Kyllini
- DNV GL HELLAS SA
- SCHEEPSWERF DAMEN GORINCHEM BV
About Proton Motor
The internationally active Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH is a manufacturer of environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cells and fuel cell hybrid systems for automotive, maritime and stationary systems as well as for train traffic. We offer complete solutions from our own production – from development through production to the implementation of customer-specific solutions.