MIIP012 NOMES: Novel and Minimized Emissons Shipping
Design, energy management, and interaction with the infrastructure for fully and semi electric ships.
The significant reduction of the emissions from port areas, inland waterways, urban areas, and offshore environments cannot be realized without addressing three key challenges. These challenges have not been studied hand in hand and in relation with one another before. NOMES will therefore focus on these following challenges:
Power and Propulsion: Design of the power and propulsion system and the selection of its components (battery, fuel cell, diesel-generators, electric motors, and power electronics) with regard to the ship type and its operating profile in order to increase reliability and lifetime of the components and to decrease fuel consumption and environmental footprints.
Energy Management: Study of energy management, power availability, and power system stability in the presence of new energy sources on-board. Designing novel approaches and algorithms for energy management and power generation control, taking into account component lifetime and class regulations to maximize fuel efficiency, minimize emissions, improve system robustness and stability.
Ship-Infrastructure Interactions: Study of the interaction of the vessels with the shore side infrastructure, such as renewable energy sources, battery chargers, the electricity grid, and bunkers of new fuel types, in urban and port areas and the study of logistics around this interaction.
In NOMES, the overall objective is to carry out a preliminary study on these 3 key challenges. First, bottlenecks in enabling the solutions in each of the three project challenges will be pinpointed. An investigation on the feasibility of the potential approaches for addressing these bottlenecks is then planned to be carried out. Then, a study on the advantages of enabling novel and minimized emissions shipping is planned.