Every year Blue Week gathers a community engaged in using renewable energy for shipping and making way towards climate friendly seafaring. HyMethShip was invited to present the project at the Blue Week 2020.

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic the entire conference programme was relocated. A suitable platform has been selected to share knowledge, experience, and stories, as well as enable interaction within the maritime community.

HyMethShip system innovatively combines a membrane reactor, a CO2 capture system, a storage system for CO2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine into one system. The proposed solution reforms methanol to hydrogen, which is then burned in a conventional reciprocating engine that has been upgraded to operate with multiple fuel types and specially optimized for hydrogen use. The drastic CO2 reduction is the result of using renewable methanol as the energy carrier and implementing pre-combustion CO2 capture and storage on the ship. The renewable methanol fuel bunkered on the ship is ideally produced on-shore from the captured CO2, thus closing the CO2 loop of the ship propulsion system.


Watch  Dr. Wermuth’s presentation. She presented the HyMethShip on May 29th 2020 during Session 1.
You can download the presentation here.
Visit the conference website.

Learn more about the HyMethShip.