The ground-breaking ShipFC project reached another high as it received the “Best Outreach Award” during EU Hydrogen Week.
By using Solid Oxide Fuel Cells powered by green ammonia, the ShipFC Project will demonstrate that long-range zero-emission voyages on larger ships are possible. Getting this message across to the industry and the public has been a priority from day one.
– It’s a great honor for the Ship FC partners to receive this prize. Our technology can play a significant role in the urgent task of decarbonizing shipping and it’s important for us to share knowledge about our ground-breaking project to the industry and the public. The interest from international media has been vast, says Tore Boge, Coordinator of the ShipFC project and Project Manager at Maritime CleanTech.
The Best Outreach Award celebrates the public engagement of projects funded by the European Clean Hydrogen Partnership and aims to encourage beneficiaries of EU funding to communicate better about the project and its achievements. They value creativity, but also thoroughly planned communication strategies, for public outreach. The winner of the Best Outreach Award is chosen by the Clean Hydrogen JU Programme Office.
– What the Ship FC consortia are doing is amazing. They´re in their own league when it comes to communication, says Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director Clean Hydrogen Partnership.
Great team effort
Project Coordinator Tore Boge and Communication Lead Kari Stautland received the prize in Brussels on behalf of the Ship FC project consortium. They are both working for the cluster organization, Maritime CleanTech, which manages the project and the communications work in the ShipFC project.
– It´s truly encouraging to receive this award. The project is far from finished, and this will certainly boost the communication work throughout the project’s lifetime. We are grateful for our fellow project partners; they really appreciate the importance of sharing knowledge and information about technology development and are eager to do so, says Kari Stautland.
In addition to Maritime CleanTech, Eidesvik, Equinor, Wärtsilä, Alma Clean Power, Fraunhofer IMM, Yara International, University of Strathclyde, National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Persee, North Sea Shipping, Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp, Star Bulk Ship Management and Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre represents the Ship FC consortia.
The Ship FC project has received funding from Clean Hydrogen Partnership (previously Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking) under grant agreement No 875156. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and from Hydrogen Europe.
Project Coordinator Tore Boge and Communication Lead Kari Stautland received the prize in Brussels on behalf of the Ship FC project consortium. Photo: Marius Knutsen/Maritime CleanTech