Project: HyDIME (Hydrogen Diesel Injection in a Marine Environment)
Timescale: 2018 – 2021
Funder: Innovate UK
HyDIME is focussed on the use of hydrogen as a fuel in marine transport and will see the design and integration of a hydrogen/diesel dual fuel conversion system on a commercial ferry operating between Kirkwall and Shapinsay. The project will also gain the necessary marine licences and regulatory approvals for hydrogen to be used as a fuel in a marine environment which will have a significant impact on future hydrogen marine projects across the rest of the UK.
The project will use the hydrogen, produced by EMEC’s electrolyser, to power the auxiliary systems of the ferry.
- Feb 2021: Orkney leading the way with hydrogen seafarer training
- December 2019: EMEC shortlisted for Scottish Green Energy Awards
- October 2018: Funding secured for UK’s first hydrogen injection system on a ferry