Led by RINA with 21 project partners, the ENGIMMONIA project aims to transfer demonstrated, terrestrial clean energy solutions to the maritime sector. As of May, ENGIMONNIA is now fully-funded (€9.5 million) by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. The end result will see the MAN ES ammonia engine installed and demonstrated in three vessels: an oil tanker, a container ship, and a ferry.
The twenty-one project partners will test and develop a suite of innovative technologies:
– innovative exhaust after-treatment systems to completely abate ammonia combustion pollutant (like N2O)ENGIMMONIA project case study from RINA, webpage accessed 21 July 2021
– waste heat recovery (WHR) solutions for power and cooling production
– PV composite surfaces to be applied to vessels’ structural parts
– energy management/operational optimization system to minimize energy consumption and emissions
These technologies will then be deployed and demonstrated in vessels owned by three different shipping companies (and all featuring full-scale MAN ES engines): an oil tanker (FAMOUS), a container ship (DANAOS) and a ferry (ANEK).
Facilitating widespread take-up of ammonia
And – “last, but not least” – the ENGIMMONIA project partners will look to help other interested stakeholders adopt ammonia solutions:
Last but not least, ENGIMMONIA will facilitate the use of ammonia and other clean energy solutions for vessels in specific targeted ships that are open to public community perception towards a higher social acceptability of ammonia and widespread application.ENGIMMONIA project case study from RINA, webpage accessed 21 July 2021