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Development and testing of a novel technology to facilitate faster, cleaner, cheaper shipping

Partners: ÉireComposites (Lead) & University of Galway

Costs: €704,005

Funding: SEAI & Marine Institute

The FASTSHIP project aims to make the shipping industry greener, by using lightweight composite materials to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and costs.

The shipping industry accounts for approximately 3.1% of global CO2 emissions today, which is predicted to rise by anything from 50% to 250% by 2050 without mitigation.

Over the course of 24 months, this project will focus on manufacturing process optimisation for the volume production of composite components that can reduce drag on ships thereby cutting fuel usage. ÉireComposites will lead development and manufacturing, while University of Galway takes charge of analysis and testing. 

This project is being supported with financial contribution from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the Marine Institute under the SEAI National Energy Research, Development & Demonstration Funding Programme 2022, Grant number 22/RDD/876.


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