Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

HySeas III

Realising the world's first sea-going hydrogen-powered RoPax ferry and a business model for European islands

HySeas III is the final development stage of a programme to deliver what the team hopes will be the world’s first sea-going vehicle and passenger ferry that will employ carbon-free hydrogen as energy source.
The project is constructing and testing the vessel hybrid fuel cell power system at full scale to confirm its readiness for integration into the vessel that will subsequently be built (development of the latter is also part of the project). Moreover, HySeas III is producing the final specification for the vessel fuelling infrastructure and examining a range of techno-economic and social factors that will influence the transition to zero-carbon marine transport.
The underlying thinking seeks to adapt zero-carbon road transport technology, which has been greatly supported and developed by and across a wide range of EU initiatives, to the marine environment.

Project reference: 
769417
Topic: 
MG-2.4-2017
Call for proposals: 
H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
Duration: 
01/07/2018 to 31/12/2021
Funding scheme: 
IA
Total cost: 
€12,579,610
EU contribution: 
€9,276,373
Coordinator: 
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS