A consortium of 8 organisations (1 Port, 2 SMEs, 3 Higher Education Institute, and 2 Research Technology Organisation) along with other supporting organisations, led by Port of London Authority have been awarded £1.3m as part of the Smart Maritime Land Operations Call, a Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) initiative supported by the Department for Transport (DfT). The grant will help develop a national hydrogen highway network, integrating land, sea and port.
This funding will help develop technological innovation that enables smart maritime land operations for the UK Maritime, ensure the sustainability of our great maritime nation through collaborative development of innovative technologies to build a world leading industry that is fit for the future.
John Howie MBE, Chair of MarRI-UK, said:
“The award of this grant marks a positive step forward in achieving the MarRI-UK vision.
This grant is extremely important to the UK maritime industry and provide unique opportunities for emerging technologies to be applied whilst supporting innovation; ensuring that sustainability remains at the core of our thinking. I very much look forward to seeing the developments as they unfold.”