Innovative energy storage systems on-board vessels (ZEWT Partnership) | Deadline: 26 April 2022

Deadline: 26 April, 2022
Budget: € 15.000.000 EURO
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Spain


  • Shipping and ports (O2/P2)



Project outputs and results are expected to contribute concretely to the following expected outcomes as marked (“*”) whilst supporting the overall medium and longer term objectives:

  • Contributions to at least two full scale on-board demonstrators for two different electrical energy storage solutions by 2027.
  • Improve efficiency and make waterborne transport climate neutral through the exploitation of new innovative electrical storage systems.
  • In the medium term, upscaling of proven solutions for a broad range of ship types (e.g. IWT, ferries, short sea shipping) and operational scenarios, as an alternative to batteries.
  • Ensuring European leadership for energy storage solutions based on different technologies that will be fit-for-purpose for diverse waterborne applications.
  • *Achieve a comprehensive understanding of potential innovative energy storage systems other than batteries and their applicability to waterborne transport.
  • *Solutions to improve energy efficiency and make waterborne transport climate neutral founded upon innovative energy storage.
  • *Comprehensive assessment of the technical feasibility and adequacy of innovative energy storage for a range of waterborne operations including efficiency, safety, cost competitiveness compared to batteries, skills requirements, and regulatory aspects.

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