WMU Consortium Partner for Nordic Grand Solutions ‘Hi-EFECTS’ Project

The World Maritime University (WMU) is pleased to be a partner in a Nordic consortium that has been granted funding for the ‘High Efficiency Flexible Electrofuel Conversion for Transportation at Sea’ (‘Hi-EFECTS’) project. The project will be funded as part of the Nordic Energy Solutions for the Green Transition call, as the first call in the Nordic Energy Research’s Nordic Grand Solutions Programme. The consortium includes Aalto University (Project Coordinators), Lund University, NTNU, MAN Energy Solutions, Stolt Tankers and Wärtsilä, and WMU. 

Hi-EFECTS aims to demonstrate the use of Future Marine ElectroFuels, especially ammonia and methanol, within the maritime industry, addressing the challenges associated with transitioning to green and environmentally friendly options. The project focuses on developing new engine combustion technologies for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in maritime transport. Assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts of the technologies and fuel use will be conducted over the fuel life-cycle, and evaluated, to formulate policy advice to influential bodies such as the Nordic Council of Ministers, the European Union (EU), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The project aims to combine academic excellence with world-leading industry expertise, to address this grand challenge for Nordic Energy Solutions for the green transition.

The project was selected for funding through a competitive process in which several projects from a total of 35 original applications are funded. The project duration will be 33 months, starting on 1 April 2024, and running until 31 December 2026.

WMU’s participation in the project supports the University’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 7 focused on ensuring access to renewable energy, Goal 9 focused on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation, and Goal 13 focused on climate actions to combat climate change.

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