We are excited to announce that we recently won two projects within the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC). All the winners were announced last month aboard HMS Albion by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, as part of the Net Zero Hub during London International Shipping Week.
First announced in November 2020, as part of the 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, this £20m competition aims to support the design and development of technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the UK’s maritime sector (as set out in the Clean Maritime Plan) and support the transition to Net Zero by 2050. Launched in March 2021, a total of 55 projects involving 208 organisations were awarded funding across 2 strands of the competition representing a broad array of innovative technologies that seek to springboard the UK’s Maritime sector closer to Net Zero over the next 7 months.
The Centre for Future Clean Mobility has teamed up with Strathclyde University and OS Energy to develop innovative hydrogen propulsion solutions for Vessels (500 tonne upwards) and a further project with Ecomar Propulsion Ltd to develop next generation clean propulsion systems for smaller inshore craft. Both these projects demonstrate how CFCM is fast becoming the “go-to” research group in the west of England for clean maritime propulsion systems.
Chris Smith, Director of CFCM said: “We are delighted to take forward both these projects. The maritime sector has huge potential to decarbonise and government funding such as Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition really helps to drive innovation from academia to industry”