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Posted 2023-02-06 12:32:06 by

The government has launched a new £77m scheme to support the deployment of clean maritime vessels and infrastructure. 

The Department for Transport claims this to be the first time in UK history the government is intervening to specifically target this level of funding on green maritime technology which is already well developed. The funding will take the tech from the factory to the sea – identifying which projects will have a long-term impact in reducing emissions.

Successful projects must show they could use this money to work with major UK ports and operators to launch a zero-emission vessel by 2025 at the latest.

Examples of such technology include battery electric vessels, shoreside electrical power, ships running on low carbon fuels like hydrogen or ammonia, and wind-assisted ferries.

The multi-million-pound Zero Emission Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition, launched 6th February 2023 – will see innovative companies apply for the funding, which must be used to decarbonise technology both on board and shoreside.

Companies and universities are urged to register for forthcoming briefing and networking events to support consortia building for the competition: