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EU funds for green ship scheme

[ January 23, 2020   //   ]

The ShipFC consortium has gained €10m from the EU’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 to deliver world’s first high-power fuel-cell to be powered by green ammonia. The project is being run by a consortium of 14 European companies and institutions, co-ordinated by the Norwegian cluster organisation NCE Maritime CleanTech. The offshore vessel, Viking Energy will have a large 2MW ammonia fuel cell retrofitted, allowing it to sail solely on the clean fuel for up to 3,000 hours annually, to demonstrate that long-range zero-emission voyages with high power on larger ships are possible.