It will be the first step for the development of future projects in favor of reducing emissions from the maritime sector. Innovate UK has awarded 430,332 pounds for the design and integration of a dual fuel injection system (hydrogen and diesel) aboard the Shapinsay ferry. The hydrogen to be used will come from the one produced at the European Center for Marine Energy (EMEC) in Orkney, from clean and renewable energy sources. It will feed the ferry that will operate between Kirkwall and the island of Shapinsay (both to the north).
Part of the year-long HyDIME (Hydrogen Diesel Injection in a Marine Environment) project, it officially began on August 1, 2018, and will be the beginning for the further development of future projects to reduce emissions from maritime sector.
Directed by Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited, the project will be executed by a consortium formed by the Orkney Islands Council, the High Speed ??Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI), the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) and Lloyds Register. The project will use the technology developed by Ultra Low Emission Mileage Company (ULEMCo).