The research project SUMMETH (Sustainable Marine Methanol) was carried out to investigate and develop methanol engine and fuel solutions for smaller ships and to assess the environmental benefits and feasibility of transporting and supplying sustainable methanol as ship fuel. The project included experimental testing of several methanol concepts for smaller engines, in the 250 to 1200 kW range, and also developed a design for conversion of a Swedish road ferry to methanol operation. The project showed that the use of methanol fuel in small vessels is feasible and results in significant environmental benefits as compared to conventional fuel oil.
- 8 partners
- 2 countries (Sweden and Finland)
- Private, public and academic sectors involved
- Supported by the MARTEC II network and co-funded by the Swedish Maritime Administration, Region Vastra Gotaland, Oiltanking and the Methanol Institute.
- Project period: 2015 until 2017
SSPA was responsible for the project management and contributed with expertise on environmental assessments, feasibility of sustainable methanol supply, and safety assessment.