• Home
  • News
  • LR projects win funding to accelerate research into maritime decarbonisation
  • 2021 September 26 13:21

    LR projects win funding to accelerate research into maritime decarbonisation

    The work programme of the Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, which is advancing the decarbonisation of the maritime industry, has been expanded after five collaborative projects involving LR won funding from the UK Government’s Department of Transport.  

    The funding comes from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CDMC) which aims to accelerate the development, design and manufacture of zero-emission vessels and the port infrastructure needed to support them.  

    Reacting to the announcement, Charles Haskell, LR's Decarbonisation Programme Manager, said: “There’s an urgent need for the maritime sector to decarbonise its operations, and these projects show the incredible breadth and depth of the research underway in the UK, ranging from the technology needed onboard zero-emission ships to the upgrades to port infrastructure which will supply the zero-emission fuels of the future. As advisers to the maritime industry on decarbonisation, Lloyd’s Register and the Maritime Decarbonisaton Hub are excited to be involved in several of these vital research projects, which will provide valuable data to accelerate the global decarbonisation of the maritime industry.”

    The five winning projects involving LR and the Maritime Decarbonisaton Hub are:

    eFoiler CTV – This project brings together partners to investigate the feasibility of the Artemis eFoiler electric propulsion system as a transformative solution to decarbonise global crew transfer vessels which are often used in offshore wind farm operations. The participants are Artemis Technologies Ltd, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Tidal Transit Ltd and Lloyd’s Register EMEA.

    Avoiding the hard cell – fuel cell integration into a large ship's power architecture – This project focuses on addressing barriers to adoption of fuel cells on a real, large ship application, potentially accelerating adoption, evaluating how a fuel cell can be applied to marine applications and safely integrated into a ship's operational functionality. The participants are GE Energy Power Conversion UK Limited, MSC Cruise Management (UK) Limited, Lloyd’s Register EMEA and Ceres Power Limited.

    Zero Carbon Base Load Power for Large Ships – This project will investigate the feasibility of innovative solid oxide fuel cell technology and batteries to replace the use of diesel generators to provide electricity for onboard systems on cruise ships, such as heating, waste processing and air conditioning. The participants are Carnival plc, University of Southampton, Ceres Power Limited, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited and Lloyd’s Register Group Services Limited.

    Shipping, Hydrogen & Port Ecosystems UK (SHAPE UK) – This project aims to demonstrate an achievable modular green hydrogen generation system within Portsmouth International Port, delivering a decision support tool that will enable port managers to determine the environmental and economic use cases for hydrogen generation and use. The participants are University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth International Port, University of Brighton, KnowNow Information Ltd, Iotic Labs Limited, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Barter For Things Ltd, Engas Global Ltd, Cox Powertrain Limited, Connected Places Catapult.  

    National Clean Maritime Demonstration Hub – This project will conduct a high-quality feasibility study informing a business case for infrastructure investment in zero emission fuels and charging infrastructure at the Port of Grimsby, at the same time as investment in operational programmes of work that will establish Grimsby as a national Clean Maritime Demonstration Hub (CMDH). The participants are Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Associated British Ports, Rix Shipping Company Limited, Infrastrata PLC, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, TPG Maritime Limited, Zero Emissions Maritime Technology Ltd, Wood Group UK Limited, MJR Controls Limited.

    Following an independent assessment, 55 projects won the competition, supported by private consortia comprising 208 partners from around the UK. The competition allocated more than £23million of match-funding to UK innovators.   

    The mission of the Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub is to accelerate the sustainable decarbonisation of the maritime industry, by enabling the delivery and operation of safe, technically feasible and commercially viable zero-emission vessels by 2030.




2021 October 22

16:04 COSCO SHIPPING Ports and Silk Road Fund agree to establish cooperative strategic relationship
15:12 Port of Salalah partners with Maersk to launch a new end-to-end logistics service to Yemen through the Al-Mazyunah free zone
14:58 Marine Recruiting Agency trained 38% more people in 9M'2021
14:22 North Sea Port makes up for pandemic losses step by step in the first nine months of 2021
13:22 Bollinger Shipyards delivers 46th fast response cutter ahead of schedule despite direct hit from hurricane Ida
12:32 Port of Los Angeles reduces net air pollution during pandemic year
12:28 Navigation season officially closed in Lena Basin of RF IWW
12:01 GTT is selected by Samsung Heavy Industries to design the fuel tanks for six new LNG-fueled mid-size container vessels
11:49 Austal Australia delivers 13th Guardian-class Patrol Boat
11:22 Hyundai Heavy Industries awards no objection letter to Gazpromneft Ocean oils
10:21 Singapore crowned as the “Best Global Seaport” for the first time and won "Best Seaport in Asia" for the 33rd time
10:11 Delegation of MOL shipbuilding company visits Rosmorport’s Murmansk Branch
09:49 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate downward changes on Oct 22
09:27 Crude oil prices decrease following the growth
09:10 Baltic Dry Index as of October 21

2021 October 21

18:26 Mermaid contract awards in Thailand, Angola and Saudi Arabia total 120 million USD
18:02 Non-self-propelled dredgers of Project 4395 laid down in Gorodets for Russian IWW Basin Administrations
17:46 Magseis Fairfield enters strategic collaboration with PGS for the hybrid towed streamer and OBN market
17:31 HELCOM adopts the updated Baltic Sea Action Plan, charting a way forward for a healthy Baltic Sea
17:16 DP World launches CARGOES Logistics
16:30 Proman and Stena jointly develop methanol as the pathway to sustainable shipping
16:14 APM Terminals and ZPMC enter into strategic alliance
15:33 MPC Container Ships ASA secures new financing facility, agrees on sale of six vessels and provides update on charter fixtures
15:32 Okskaya Shipyard lays down lead ship of Project RSD71 for Volga Shipping Company
15:03 NYK and Japan Marine Science to introduce and promote new mooring system to Japan ports together with Trelleborg Marine Systems
14:45 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 42, 2021
14:03 NYK delivers new LNG carrier LNG Endeavour to TotalEnergies
13:49 Global Ports Investments published its Q3 and 9m 2021 operational results
13:28 Seaspan Ferries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through using carbon-neutral Renewable Natural Gas in LNG-powered vessels
13:18 Consolidated cargo turnover of NCSP Group for 8M 2021, year-over-year
12:34 Dmitry Pankov appointed as new CEO of Management Company Delo
12:11 Port of Los Angeles cargo volume exceeds 903,000 TEUs in September 2021
11:53 Hydrographic Company installs first buoys with AIS receivers on the Northern Sea Route
11:32 Challenges and optimism: Mixed views from ports industry on business outlook
11:09 DP World is officially named Port Operator of the Year at 2021 Multimodal Award
10:39 Yara Marine’s FuelOpt offers IMO EEXI compliant Shaft Power Limitation solution
10:08 The Ocean Cleanup starts removal of plastic from Great Pacific Garbage Patch with System 002
09:52 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate slight upward changes on Oct 21
09:50 Contract signed for Phase 2 of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem construction project
09:35 Crude oil market sees downward price correction
09:18 LR Digital Twin approval for Samsung Heavy Industries
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of October 20
08:01 Aker Solutions wins FEED for Wisting FPSO

2021 October 20

18:51 Intellian and Inmarsat launch industry’s newest FleetBroadband terminals
18:31 Oceangate’s 2021 titanic survey expedition connected by Inmarsat satellite communications
18:11 P&O Ferries launches comprehensive Customs Clearance Service
17:46 Kongsberg launches new Kognifai Marketplace
17:06 Rolls-Royce plans to partner the Indian Navy for its ‘Fleet of the Future’
16:35 MAN Energy Solutions signs MoU with Mitsui E&S and Mitsui O.S.K.
16:23 “K” LINE successfully separates and captures CO2 from exhaust gas in world’s first CO2 capture plant on vessel
16:02 Seanergy Maritime announces acquisition of its 17th Capesize vessel
15:44 Rates for container transportation expected to decrease in 2022
15:25 ENI and Fincantieri sign an agreement for initiatives to support the energy transition
15:02 Wärtsilä and Solvang to collaborate on retrofitting carbon capture and storage system on Clipper Eos
14:20 Port of Rotterdam appoints Allard Castelein for a third term
13:52 Kawasaki Heavy Industries announces delivery of bulk carrier BBG GUILIN
13:20 Port of Oakland sees no backlog on docks, calls for cargo
12:52 Japanese company Kubota chooses port of Rotterdam for Northern European distribution
12:39 Crowley participates in Saildrone Inc’s $100M Series C round to advance ocean intelligence products
12:02 Global Ports terminal In Helsinki increases number of container services