Hydrogen technology for shipping (H2SHIPS)

Hydrogen propulsion technologies have many advantages over conventional combustion engines: Hydrogen is converted into mechanical or electrical energy without emissions. In addition, hydrogen propulsion systems operate silently and require less maintenance.

The Interreg North-West Europe project H2SHIPS has demonstrated the technical and economic feasibility of hydrogen bunkering and propulsion in shipping and identifies the conditions for successful market entry of hydrogen technology. In H2SHIPS, a hydrogen-powered port vessel was built in the Netherlands. Another project outcome was the action plan for the implementation of H2SHIPS solutions on the Seine in Paris.

H2SHIPS was coordinated by the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) and consisted of 12 partners from 5 countries. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supported EIFER in project management and was responsible for communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project results.

Further information:

  • Funding: Europäische Kommission, Interreg Nordwesteuropa Programm
  • Funding budget for all partners: 3.47 Mio. EUR
  • Participating countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 01/2019 – 01/2023

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