Cost-effective choices of marine fuels under stringent carbon dioxide reduction targets

Start date 01/01/2016
End date The project is closed: 30/12/2018
​The shipping sector is facing a period of large investments to meet requirements regarding sulfur reduction and energy efficiency. Most likely also radical carbon emission reductions will be required. The aim with this project is to deliver decision support for actors that are involved in the complex task of choosing renewable fuels and energy efficient propulsion technologies. 

Improved knowledge of marine fuels the different new technologies, and their role in a future carbon constrained world, facilitates for decision makers in both industry and society to choose solutions that has potential to become large-scale long-term cost-effective. In this interdisciplinary research project expertise from two departments at Chalmers will co-operate. Systems analyses will be conducted using the well-established global energy systems model GET. 

From the shipping industry we’ve got strong indications for that deeper knowledge regarding long-term competitiveness of the different technology and fuel options are desired. 
The project is financed by FORMAS.

Published: Tue 08 Mar 2016.