The Maritime Energy Transition project (MAREN) aims at speeding up the transition from conventional to green energy sources in maritime sector. Improved availability of green fuels for the maritime sector will also benefit the availability of clean energy in port operations and land transportation.
MAREN's main targets are to:
- Build a Nordic network for the maritime energy transistion as a arena to take on larger development tasks and international innovation projects.
- Foster a new value chains with the potential of value creation for Nordic businesses in an expected global market. Specific focus will be on port as an energy hub.
Future Innovations AS
To bring shipping in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the maritime sector needs to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 % by 2050. This requires major advancements in technology as well as shifts in business models and in the ways of operating, including in the interface between land and sea.
To support innovation and collaboration in this interface, Nordic Innovation formulated a NOK 8 million Nordic Innovation Mobility Mission with the aim of decarbonising Nordic ports, transport of people and goods – on and between sea and land. Five projects were awarded support in March 2020.
After the project period has ended, the most promising project will be offered additional funding of up to NOK 3 million in the form of a grant.