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AIS-Based Estimation of Hydrogen Demand and Self-Sufficient Fuel Supply Systems for RoPax Ferries

Fitz, Annika Christine and Gomez Trillos, Juan Camilo and Sill Torres, Frank (2022) AIS-Based Estimation of Hydrogen Demand and Self-Sufficient Fuel Supply Systems for RoPax Ferries. Energies. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/en15103482. ISSN 1996-1073.

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) established new strategies that could lead to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the shipping sector to address global warming. A major factor in achieving this goal is transitioning to renewable fuels. This implies a challenge, as not only ship-innovative solutions but also a complete low-carbon fuel supply chain must be implemented. This work provides a method enabling the exploration of the potential of low-carbon fuel technologies for specific shipping routes up to larger sea regions. Several aspects including vessel sizes, impact of weather and shipping routes, emissions savings and costs are considered. The local energy use is determined with proven bottom-up prediction methods based on ship positioning data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) in combination with weather and ship technical data. This methodology was extended by an approach to the generation of a basic low-carbon fuel system topology that enables the consideration of local demand profiles. The applicability of the proposed approach is discussed at hand via a case study on Roll-on/Roll-off passenger and cargo (RoPax) ferries transitioning from conventional fuels to a compressed hydrogen fuel system. The results indicate a potential reduction in emissions by up to 95% and possible system sizes and costs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/186486/
Document Type:Article
Title:AIS-Based Estimation of Hydrogen Demand and Self-Sufficient Fuel Supply Systems for RoPax Ferries
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Fitz, Annika ChristineUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6064-0451UNSPECIFIED
Gomez Trillos, Juan CamiloUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9579-5752UNSPECIFIED
Sill Torres, FrankUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4028-455XUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 May 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Energies
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:emissions reduction; alternative marine fuels; hydrogen technologies; ship energy use estimation
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Energy System Design
HGF - Program Themes:Digitalization and System Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy System Technology and Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Energy System Technology
Location: Geesthacht
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Maritime Energy Systems
Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures
Institute of Networked Energy Systems
Deposited By: Fitz, Annika
Deposited On:30 May 2022 10:04
Last Modified:03 Jun 2022 10:43

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