20 June 2020

Thanks to SNN, we can now take the next step towards realizing our ambition!

We are delighted to announce that we have received a VIA grant from SNN for a feasibility study on plug-in hybrid marine propulsion systems, so the collaboration between ÈTA Shipping and Marvox on our new project can now really start!

SNN is a partnership of the three northern provinces and the municipalities of Groningen, Leeuwarden, Assen and Emmen. SNN provides grants, facilitates northern cooperation and promotes northern interests in The Hague and Brussels. SNN is an agile and unifying organization, with distinctive services and advocacy, aimed at achieving social and economic impact in the Northern Netherlands.

We will start our project and collaboration under a new name: ÈTA Transitions.

The objective of our project is the development of a modular prototype hybrid plug-in marine propulsion that achieves up to 50% CO2 reduction. The more efficient regulation of fuel consumption and various connections to green fuels are inextricably linked in this project and will be tested and monitored under representative circumstances and conditions. Such a sustainable drive concept is completely new to the market, which is why ÈTA Transitions will develop completely new components and drive principles.

Our project is very important because it contributes to making maritime shipping more sustainable. ÈTA Transitions supervises the concrete application of various green fuels such as combined electric drives and drives based on hydrogen, methane, or ammonia in new ships as well as in existing ships. This project makes a direct contribution to efficient fuel consumption, which results in a further CO2 reduction. Maritime shipping has to make the step towards sustainability and is awaiting an affordable and efficient solution. This must ensure that fuel consumption is reduced and alternative green fuels can be used. 

We are very pleased that the grant has been awarded and we are grateful to AC Adviseurs for their guidance.

With this grant we can take the step towards realizing our ambition and look for solid proof for our concept!

More information about ÈTA Transitions will follow soon! 


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