European Energy Innovation: On course with HyMethShip
The shipping sector also needs new low-emission solutions for its large bore internal combustion engines.
A good opportunity to present our EU research project "HyMethShip" and our research goals for a sustainable future.
“Towards zero emissions” is the motto for our ship engine of the future. The concept behind HyMethShip is one of the best and most innovative propulsion solutions for low-emission shipping technology.
How can zero-emission shipping work
and what does this mean in figures?
“Thanks to our innovative international research, we achieved a CO2 reduction of more than 97% and virtually eliminated sulfur dioxide and particulate emissions,” says Andreas Wimmer, CEO of the LEC. Nitrogen oxide emissions are more than 80% lower than required by current legislation (IMO Tier II) and are also significantly below the IMO Tier III limit, which requires even lower emissions than IMO Tier II. Energy efficiency is up to 40% better than the best existing solution.
All this is possible with an innovative combination of a membrane reactor, a capture and storage system for CO2, and a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine. Using renewable electricity, hydrogen is obtained from water and then used to form methanol—ideally on land. On board, hydrogen is produced from methanol, and then the CO2 resulting from this process is used to make methanol on land. A beautiful cycle for greener shipping.
(published in October 2019)