Developing and accelerating implementation of technologies enabling introduction of green fuels
ZEM ecosystem will develop engine technologies and energy storage systems together with potential customers and suitable suppliers and researchers in order to enable rapid introduction of economically and environmentally sustainable new fuels.
Main objective: Develop the best technologies for Zero Emission Marine internal combustion engine (ICE) concepts for new builds and retrofits in combination with, or standalone, Energy Storage Solution
List of important research topics:
- Hydrogen ICE concepts and system level technologies
- Ammonia ICE concepts and system level technologies
- Ethanol/methanol (especially bio origin) ICE concepts and system level technologies
- Operating on blends
- Aftertreatment to remove residual emissions
- Energy storage solutions for both electricity and heat
MASCOT (Materials for CO2-neutral processes in resource-intensive industries) is a partnership project which responds to materials performance challenges presented by the emerging CO2-neutral processes of circular economy and hydrogen technologies. The three-year co-innovation project with the total budget of 7.2 M€ brings together six companies and two research institutes to tackle the material challenges in emerging fossil-free processes, and take the forerunner position in the international growth markets. The results obtained in MASCOT will significantly improve the reliability, safety, and competitiveness of CO2-neutral Finnish industrial processes.
Partners: VTT, University of Oulu, Andritz, Exote, Metso Outotec, Neste, Nordic Tank, Wärtsilä
The Silent Engine project will seek new silent and vibration-free solutions to help the Finnish powertrain industry meet the criteria set for noise, vibration, and sustainability. The project aims to develop silent and vibration-free innovations by fast-tracking, that is parallel development instead of slow, incremental improvement. The three-year project will start on 1 October 2022. Out of the total project volume of 1.33 M€, 70% comes as support from Business Finland. The companies involved in the project and the University of Vaasa fund the rest.
Partners: University of Vaasa, AGCO Power, KONE, Meyer Turku, Vibrol, Wärtsilä