What will be demonstrated?
In SYNERGETICS a number of demonstrations will be carried out relating to:
hydrogen combustion in internal combustion engines
methanol combustion in internal combustion engines
innovative hydrodynamic improvements of the hull and the appendages
electrification of ships by means of hybridisation of the main propulsion system
electrification of ships by means of development of power management system for hybrid propulsion and onboard energy storage
The harbour tug Hydrotugwill be used for demonstration of hydrogen combustion in internal combustion engines.
The cement carrier Sandre will be used for the demonstration of electrification of the main propulsion plant.
A chemical tanker will be used for the demonstration of methanol combustion in dual fuel internal combustion engines.
The dry cargo motor vessel Ernst Kramer will be used for the demonstration of the potentials of aft-ship replacement.
The via donau push boat will be used for the demonstration of capabilities of digital tools and virtual assets in finding the optimal greening solution for a specified ship.
Two identical marine high speed diesel engines will be converted for methanol combustion: one to a dual fuel engine and the other to a compression ignited methanol engine. After installation of the conversion kits which will be developed, the engines will be run in a test dyno and compared with respect to a range of performance parameters.
The data collected from the fleet of vessels retrofitted to run on fuel cells and hydrogen, will be used to develop optimal power and energy management strategies, which wouldserve as input for system sizing for future retrofits or new builds.