Propulsion Of Ships with E-methanol In favour of the Decarbonisation Of Naval transport

Project Objectives

POSEIDON aims at demonstrating the use of e-methanol for the decarbonization of the shipping sector along the value chain steps and at implementing local value chains in two major European ports:

  • Port of Valencia (ES): use of biogenic CO2 coming from the biogas plant of a wastewater treatment plant
  • Port of Thessaloniki (GR): use of industrial CO2 coming from lime production plants

Local communities of practice will be established in the two ports to bring local stakeholders together to strengthen collaborations, help them share their vision and raise awareness of the potential and benefits of renewable e-fuels.

An ICODOS´ innovative synthetic methanol production technology will be demonstrated in EDF’s “Power-to-X” test platform and tested in 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines and in a pilot boat.

EIFER’s Contribution
  • Leader of the work package dedicated to the identification of value chain requirements / barriers and creation of local communities of practice (COPs)
  • Responsible for the value chain modelling and replication tools
  • The expected outcomes are having scientific impact and economic/technological impact, in detail:
    • Complete portfolio of value chain and key stakeholders
    • Develop a maritime decarbonisation roadmap​
    • Position the project with regard to other alternatives

This project has received funding from the European Union’s research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101117616.  Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them.