As part of the Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe edition and Engie are looking for innovative solutions to enable the application of bio methanol and hydrogen as fuel in the marine sector. Currently, these fuels are a new market that is in need of innovation to overcome technical, economic, regulatory and societal challenges. To make the application economically scalable, Engie is looking for retrofitting solutions for current engines used in marine ships, as well as technologies to reduce CO2 emissions using green methanol.
Engie is one of the most innovative energy and technology companies in the world and operates with more than 150.000 employees in 70 countries. The company is leading in the Netherlands as a technological service provider as well as part of the top 10 energy providers. Engie wants to take an active role in the energy transition and is active in projects that push innovative energy solutions towards scale.
With a goal to reduce SOx < NOx < PM, and CO2, Engie is pushing the limits and exploring the possibility to displace diesel as a source by alternative sources for marine applications. Within the marine sector, over 370 million tons of bunker fuel is used on a yearly basis. Therefore, Engie is determined to make the use of biomethanol and hydrogen economically relevant. To realize this, there is a need for innovative solutions that decrease the cost involved in retrofitting diesel engines to green methanol or hydrogen engines, as well as reducing the CO2 output from green methanol.