The European project, led by the Naval Technology Center, aims to cost-effectively reduce emissions from maritime transport using superconductive magnets and inertia flywheels.

The project, funded with 5 million euros, will be carried out by a total of 12 national and international entities.

On January 24th and 25th, 2023, the Naval and Maritime Technology Center hosted the initial meeting to launch the “Poseidon” project, attended by representatives from all project partner entities. The main objective of “Poseidon” is to demonstrate the applicability of fast response energy systems in the maritime industry, seeking a solution to achieve significant energy savings while contributing to environmental protection.

The project, funded with 5 million euros, whose achievement has been made possible thanks to the management of the CTN Project Office (OPEUMAR), aims to contribute to the cost-effective reduction of maritime transport emissions by 90%, being one of the objectives of the clean solutions development strategy and the mission of the European Green Deal, a package of political initiatives aimed at putting the EU on the path to an ecological transition with the ultimate goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

CTN, the lead partner in the 5 million euro project that will benefit a large number of regional and national companies, will also be responsible for cost and environmental viability analysis of the three technologies that will be applied to address improvements in profitability, efficiency, safety and sustainability in the maritime transport sector. According to the R&D director of CTN and one of the project leaders, Iván Felis, “the application of Data Science will allow us to know which type of technology is most suitable for each type of vessel.”

In addition, another key point of the project is the existence of two industrial partners, which means that the superconductive magnet, inertia flywheel and supercapacitor technologies will not remain in a laboratory study, but will be tested on two fully functional vessels owned by two powerful European industries, Damen and the Spanish Balearia, which has provided one of its hydrogen ferries that covers the Denia to Ibiza route for this purpose.

• POSEIDON PARTNERS

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NAVAL Y DEL MAR – CTN

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLÓGICAS – CIEMAT

EFESTO

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY SRL – OCEM

BALEARIA EUROLINEAS MARITIMAS SA – BALEARIA

DAMEN

CYCLOMED TECHNOLOGIES SL – CYCLOMED

TECHNO PRO HISPANIA SRL – TPH

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH – CERN

ANTEC MAGNETS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA – ANTEC

APLICACION NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS ANTECSA – ANTECSA