As part of the Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe edition and Engie are looking for innovative solutions to enable the application of bio methanol and hydrogen as fuel in the marine sector. Currently, these fuels are a new market that is in need of innovation to overcome technical, economic, regulatory and societal challenges. To make the application economically scalable, Engie is looking for retrofitting solutions for current engines used in marine ships, as well as technologies to reduce CO2 emissions using green methanol.

 

Engie is one of the most innovative energy and technology companies in the world and operates with more than 150.000 employees in 70 countries. The company is leading in the Netherlands as a technological service provider as well as part of the top 10 energy providers. Engie wants to take an active role in the energy transition and is active in projects that push innovative energy solutions towards scale.

 

With a goal to reduce SOx < NOx < PM, and CO2, Engie is pushing the limits and exploring the possibility to displace diesel as a source by alternative sources for marine applications. Within the marine sector, over 370 million tons of bunker fuel is used on a yearly basis. Therefore, Engie is determined to make the use of biomethanol and hydrogen economically relevant. To realize this, there is a need for innovative solutions that decrease the cost involved in retrofitting diesel engines to green methanol or hydrogen engines, as well as reducing the CO2 output from green methanol.

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THE CHALLENGE

We are looking for startups and scaleups that want to collaborate with Engie to retrofit current marine engines to be applicable for bio methanol and hydrogen fuels, as well as decreasing the output of CO2 in these alternative fuels. We are looking for solutions in the following areas:

RETROFITTING OF CURRENT ENGINES

Technologies or solutions that enable a cost-effective method to transform old marine engines into future proof engines allowing the use of bio methanol and hydrogen fuel. This relates also to the size of the reservoir, pressure, cylinders, and pumps used to operate the engines.

ADAPTATION OF MARINE SHIPS

Technologies and solutions that enable cost-effective methods to adapt the marine ships to allow the use of hydrogen and bio methanol as fuel. This includes the piping used and adding double-walled piping.

DECREASING CO2 EMISSION IN GREEN METHANOL

Technologies to decrease the CO2 emission in green methanol.

WHATS IN IT FOR YOU

  • Pilot contract with Engie to validate your solution and scale up if successful

  • Access to Engie's facilities like labs, pilotplants, application tests and more.

  • Expert coaching

  • Access to the Chemport Europe network

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

You should

  • Have a working prototype or demonstrator

  • Be able to launch a finished product or service within the next 18 months

  • Be able to do a pilot project in the Netherlands

TIMELINE

NOVEMBER 11

DEADLINE APPLICATIONS


The deadline for applications of proposals is on November 11th, 2019 at midnight (UTC+2).
DECEMBER 12

ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS


The announcement of selected companies will be done latest December 12th, 2019.
JANUARY 7-8, 2020

DEALMAKING MEETINGS


The selected companies will be invited for one-on-one business meetings to discuss the potential pilot with Engie from January 7th till 8th 2020,  during Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe edition in Groningen, the Netherlands.
FEBRUARY 2020

PILOT PHASE


The most relevant startup(s)/scaleup(s) will start with the pilot from February onwards.
Deadline passed

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