SUS.LAB PARTICIPATES IN A GROUND-BREAKING MARITIME INNOVATION PROJECT
Render of the liquid hydrogen propelled “Topeka” vessel
The HyShip project, featuring 14 European partners including ETHZ sus.lab, has been awarded an EUR 8 mio grant from the EU’s Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020 under the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH2 JU).
The project entails the design and construction of a new ro-ro demonstration vessel running on liquid green hydrogen (LH2), as well as the establishment of a viable LH2 supply chain and bunkering platform. Overall, the project aims to drive the use of hydrogen as a propulsion fuel and lower the associated operational costs.
Sus.lab leads tasks relating to business models in the value chain, incentive structures and regulatory regimes, as well as the economic assessment of follower ships and the wider hydrogen ecosystem for the demonstrator project. The goal is to determine the best path forward for the maritime sector to transition towards using hydrogen as a marine fuel.
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