The Danish shipping company MHO-Co is heading a consortium that will spend EUR 4.5 million during the next three years to develop green solutions for the maritime industry.
long with Aalborg University, as well as other partners and with grants from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), MHO-Co will test fuel cells and new battery technology on its hybrid vessels.
The aim is to develop environmentally-friendly technology to replace fossil fuels and dominate the maritime industry in the future. With the EUDP grants as well as with knowledge and innovation from other participants, we will set new standards for what is possible in the maritime industry
explains director of the shipping company MHO-Co, Mik Henriksen.
The Danish shipping company is the initiator of a consortium that will take on the project at a total of EUR 4.5 million, of which EUR 2.15 million are grants from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP).
Specifically, over the next three years, the six partners aim to develop and test a propulsion system for maritime transport that does not emit carbon dioxide. During this period, MHO-Co will test both fuel cells and liquid cooling system batteries.
This project is groundbreaking because together we can test the different options and find a sustainable solution, which can be approved by the authorities and live up to the current requirements for new technologies
believes Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard, director at Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S.
Another pillar of the project is the use of energy storage systems for maritime use.