Specifically, a total amount of £1.4m has been awarded to 10 shipping organizations as part of the Clean Maritime Call, a Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) initiative supported by the Department for Transport (DfT).

What is more, the grants will help develop new green technologies and boost the UK’s transition to a future of zero emission shipping, a long term ambition of Government.

In light of the situation, Harry Theochari, chair of Maritime UK, stated:

The current coronavirus crisis posed massive challenges for all parts of the economy, maritime included. It is vital that as we move to restart, recover, and then renew, we place green growth at the heart of our recovery plans.

For the records, there were made 55 submissions with an eventual 10 project proposals being selected for funding.

Namely, the winners were chosen by independent reviewers on various criteria including their strategic fit with Maritime 2050, value for money and environment impact.

Our vision is for the UK to be a world leader in zero-emission shipping and we will continue to support innovative projects, such as these, that aim to make our air cleaner and create a healthy environment for generations to come.

...Kelly Tolhurst, Maritime Minister, UK DfT marked.

Concluding, Babcock International Group, Bibby Marine Services Ltd.,  BMT, Green Fuel Research,  Intrada Ships Management, Marine South East (Commercial) Ltd., Plymouth Boat Trips, RS Sailing, Signol and University of Nottingham are all included in the £1.4m grant.