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Maritime partnership launched with 14 projects

Wednesday 18 Mar 15
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by Lisbeth Lassen

The partnership

In addition to DTU, the Blue INNOShip partnership involves CBS, Aalborg University, the University of Southern Denmark, the maritime industry, and public authorities.

The partnership has received DKK 50 million from Innovation Fund Denmark, and the total budget of DKK 117 million is primarily to be devoted to 14 research and development projects.

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"New maritime centre for DTU"  from 30 April 2014
A new collaboration agreement will allow the Blue INNOShip partnership to start work on cleaning up shipping.

On 16 February, the 40 companies and organizations in the Blue INNOShip partnership—in which DTU is involved—finalized the details of their partnership agreement. This means that before 1 April this year, the partners can start work on a variety of projects intended to increase the competitiveness of the maritime industry and promote development of greener technology for the shipping sector.
New demands on the maritime industry

New regulations on the energy efficiency of seagoing vessels and the emission of air pollutants are ramping up demands on the maritime industry. Over the coming four years, the projects are to produce solutions designed to help the partners achieve their shared goal of reducing emissions of CO2 by 30–50 per cent, and emissions of SOx and NOx by 80 per cent in relation to 2008 standards.

DTU Mechanical Engineering, DTU Electrical Engineering, and DTU Chemical Engineering are participating in eight of 14 research and development projects.

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ingrid Marie Vincent Andersen on the container vessel Magleby Mærsk accompanied by First Officer Bikram Ghei.
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Ingrid Marie Vincent Andersen, Head of Maritime DTU, represents the universities in the Blue INNOShip steering group: 

 

“Shipping is facing challenging environmental and climate requirements that demand superior solutions and multi-disciplinary innovation. The societal partnership has enabled the universities, GTS, commercial companies and sector organizations to move closer together in a joint effort to come up with advanced, interdisciplinary solutions for the maritime industry.

 

Article in DTUavisen no. 3, March 2015.