£1.4m has been awarded to 10 organisations. The grants will help find innovative ways to develop technology to assist the UK’s transition to a future of zero emission shipping, a long term ambition of Government. 55 submissions were made, with an eventual 10 project proposals being selected for funding. The successful projects were selected by independent reviewers on various criteria including their strategic fit with Maritime 2050, value for money and environment impact.
The following organisations were awarded a grant:
- Babcock International Group
- Bibby Marine Services Ltd.
- Green Fuel Research
- Intrada Ships Management
- Marine South East (Commercial) Ltd.
- Plymouth Boat Trips
- RS Sailing
- University of Nottingham
Details of the successful projects can be found here.
The press release article can be found here.
The funding represents an important step towards achieving a zero-emission future for the UK. Through the collaborative development of technology, there is an opportunity to decarbonise the economy and share British expertise across the world.
MarRI-UK will continue to champion collaboration between companies, academia and Government. The co-ordination of research across the maritime sector, underpinned by Government initatives and investment will support wider environmental ambitions linked in innovation.