Meet GAMMA. EU: A New e-Fuels Project to Make International Shipping Climate Neutral

The shipping industry is one of the most significant contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 80-90% of all global trade. To address this issue, the European Commission has supported the innovation project GAMMA, which aims to convert international shipping in a greener direction.

The project focuses on retrofitting a bulk carrier with highly innovative technologies, replacing auxiliary generators with a new fuel system that runs on sustainable fuels.

The goal is to prove that it is possible to reduce CO2 emissions and make international shipping climate-neutral.

The project began in January 2024 and will run for five years. It will receive 13 million € in support from the European Commission’s Horizon Europe framework programme for innovation, for a total budget of 17 million €.

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And it will be led by the Icelandic engineering company Verkís, GAMMA brings together a wide range of partners from across Europe, including ANT Topic (Italy), Fraunhofer IMM (Germany), Aurelia Ship Design (Netherlands), Ballard (Denmark), Sea Green Engineering (Italy), Energy Cluster Denmark (Denmark), SINTEF (Norway), Solbian (Italy), Amethyste (France), Elkon Elektrik (Turkey), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), ARM Engineering (France), RINA (Germany), Amnis Pura (Portugal), and Dotcom (Italy).

We supported GAMMA.EU with the full application process to the call HORIZON-CL5-2023-D5-01-12. Demonstrations to accelerate the switch to the safe use of new sustainable climate-neutral fuels in waterborne transport (ZEWT Partnership).

This initiative highlights the potential for technological advancements to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and sets the stage for widespread industry change. As GAMMA progresses, it embodies the hope for a sustainable maritime future, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change.

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2024-02-20T12:37:34+01:00 February 20th, 2024|0 Comments