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Orcan Energy is now partner of EU-funded project for decarbonization of long-distance shipping


Munich, 22.09.2021 - Waste heat specialist Orcan Energy is now a partner of the Engimmonia consortium and will develop an optimized waste heat solution for the maritime sector in the project. The organization is working to develop a radical new technology to reduce pollution in shipping. Engimmonia, consisting of 21 partners from nine countries, is receiving €9.5 million in funding under the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. In addition to Orcan Energy, the project includes well-known partners such as MAN, TUM and key players in the maritime sector such as the Dutch naval engineering company C-Job Naval Architects, led by the naval classification society RINA.

Engimmonia aims to reduce emissions from shipping through the integrated use of low-carbon energy forms and technologies in combination with energy efficiency measures. These include, for example, the use of ammonia as a green fuel, waste heat recovery based on ORC technology - where Orcan Energy's maritime energy efficiency solutions are used, the integration of renewable energy using photovoltaic technology, and absorption chillers for power generation or space cooling. To test and prove the reproducibility of the measures, the technologies will be demonstrated with MAN engines on board three ships: an oil tanker (FAMOUS), a ship (DANAOS) and a ferry (ANEK).

Engimonnia's goals are of great importance: By combining new and innovative technologies, greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced to a minimum and energy savings of up to 50 percent achieved. Soot emissions are also to be reduced by more than 95 percent, which could be groundbreaking, especially in long-distance shipping, which accounts for 80 percent of ship emissions.


Project data


Start date: 01.05.2021

Project end: 30.04.2022

Funding amount: 9.5 million EUR

Project coordination: RINA CONSULTING Spa (Italy)


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ENGIMMONIA receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 955413.