MAN ES joins maritime H2-fuelled 4-stroke engine concept project
MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it is joining a research project to jointly develop 4-stroke hydrogen-fuelled marine engine concepts.
The German Federal government funded project, HydroPoLEn, has been awarded funding by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
HydroPoLEn brings together Carnival Maritime GmbH, as well as renowned research institutes specialising in pioneering green energy solutions (WTZ Roßlau gGmbH, NMA TUM) and a key-component supplier (Tenneco Inc.). The partnership intends to foster innovation, knowledge exchange, and multidisciplinary research ensuring the development of a robust concept fulfilling the key buying criteria.
The project aims to transform propulsion systems within shipping and develop key technologies such as injection, ignition and advanced tribological systems, while part of its remit is also to develop a concept for the integration of power unit and fuel storage as a single system.