INOMANS2HIP is a FP7 funded project to investigate and develop the next generation of high energy efficient and low emissions shipping.  Currently shipping produces 1000 million tonnes of CO2 per year, around 4.5% of the world’s annual CO2 emissions.  By 2050 this is estimated to at least double.  Due to increasing concerns over emissions from shipping, more stringent legislation and the need to become more competitive through reducing fuel consumption, there is a growing demand more energy efficient ships.

INOMANS2HIP aims to investigate a range of renewable power and propulsion systems, including the use of renewable energy sources, energy recovery storage systems and advanced electric drives, which can be implemented on-board commercial vessels to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.  The project aims to develop advanced tools for integration, distribution network design and power management strategies in order to successfully implement the most efficient technologies for selected types of cargo ships.  This will involve the use of advanced modelling techniques to demonstrate the application and operational strategies for the integration of suitable renewable, recovery and innovative energy production and storage technologies to reduce a ship’s dependence on fossil fuel energy sources.

The general focus of the project is;

  • To develop the advanced tools needed to aid in the implementation of the next generation of energy efficient, low emission shipping.
  • Explore the benefits of implementing innovative renewable & energy recovery technologies on-board cargo ships.
  • Develop methods for the optimised use & management of novel on-board energy production, storage and distribution technologies.