The GreenPilot project shares results achieved to date

The GreenPilot project has converted a pilot boat to methanol operation to show how a methanol conversion of a smaller vessel can be carried out in practice and to demonstrate the emissions reductions that can be achieved. The project began in March 2016 and the partners are ready to share their latest results. Project representatives will be attending the Nor-Shipping 2017 Exhibition, held May 30th to June 2nd in Oslo, to discuss the project. A project seminar will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 15th, 2017. SSPA is committed to developing sustainable solutions for shipping, and we have dedicated experts who are excited to be part of this project team.

The pilot boat is now running on bio-methanol

Methanol is a sulphur-free clean-burning alcohol that results in reduced emissions of harmful particulates and nitrous oxides as compared to conventional marine fuels. A number of methanol engine concepts are possible for implementation on a pilot boat, and different engines are being tested within the project. The first converted engine has been installed on board the pilot boat and is running on bio-methanol in sea trials.  

Project partners include SSPA, Swedish Maritime Technology Forum (project lead), ScandiNAOS (technical project lead), the Swedish Maritime Administration and the Swedish Transport Administration.

More information on the project and information about how to register for the seminar can be found at the project website www.greenpilot.se

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The GreenPilot project has converted a pilot boat to methanol operation to show how a methanol conversion of a smaller vessel can be carried out in practice and to demonstrate the emissions reductions that can be achieved.