As part of the MerVent 2025 project, winner of the “CORIMER 2022” call for expression of interest, GTT has received €4.66 million funding from Bpifrance for the design of an onboard CO2 capture system and for the development of intelligent operational performance solutions.
he objective of the MerVent 2025 project is to design, build and operate, by 2025, the first commercial container ship with hybrid wind-assisted and synthetic fuel propulsion.
The consortium includes the ship-owner Zéphyr & Borée, CWS, designer and manufacturer of the wing sails, the Centrale Nantes University with its research teams specialized in energy optimization, OSE Engineering for the design of intelligent operational performance solutions, and GTT for the design of a CO2 capture system on board.
Within the framework of this project, GTT is developing an on-board capture technology solution that will capture at least 30% of the CO2 emissions of the alternative fuel being considered (LNG, methanol, e-GNL and bioGNL), contributing to the objective of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 50% for this type of vessel.
This design of a commercial container ship with hybrid wind-assisted propulsion and synthetic fuel is the forerunner of a new generation of carbon-free merchant ships thanks to a highly innovative ship design, a hybrid propulsion and an on-board CO2 capture system adapted to the alternative fuels currently being considered by the shipping industry
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said