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The Effect of Hydrogen Addition on the Pollutant Emissions of a Marine Internal Combustion Engine Genset


Hydrogen, as a maritime fuel, is one of the solutions that will assist the shipping sector in addressing the challenges regarding decarbonization, taking into consideration the targets set for 2030 and 2050. The extensive utilization of hydrogen requires massive production of green hydrogen and the development of proper infrastructure to support a sustainable supply chain. An alternative solution is based on the on-board production of hydrogen, where production units are installed on-board the vessel. Along these lines, the HYMAR project aims to test the utilization of a hydrogen production unit for on-board use. The article deals with the use of hydrogen as a fuel for internal combustion engines, taking into consideration reports from literature and the preliminary results of the HYMAR project, focusing on the environmental impact and the reduction in emissions. Experimental investigation on a marine auxiliary engine for power generation, under the HYMAR project, leads to promising results regarding the environmental footprint of the internal combustion engine when hydrogen is added in the fuel mix with increasing percentages.

Funding source: This research was funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation programmes, SEED/0719/0190 under the title “The Use of Hydrogen as an Additive in Marine Internal Combustion Engine”.
Related subjects: Applications & Pathways
Countries: Cyprus

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