Taking sustainability into account
The first workshop on environmental impact and cost assessment of the HyMethShip concept was held in Southampton on December 12, 2018. The aim of the workshop was to further develop a common vision of these aspects and to enter the environmental and economical assessment issues into the technical design process. Chalmers is responsible for the work packages, with Dr Selma Brynolf as work package leader. The discussions in the workshop were on the choices that are needed for the assessments; what are the relevant alternative technologies to compare with, how to set system boundaries and functional unit for the comparison and many others.
Both opportunities and limitations of the technical design were found emerging when taking into account the whole system including environmental aspects. The HyMethShipSystem with the selected system boundaries for the assessments are illustrated in the figure which is part of the slideshow below.
Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees.
The project participants together have deep competences and large experience, covering many different areas. Combined with a strong commitment to developing a technical solution that supports a transition to zero emission shipping, this ensures an innovative and sustainable outcome of the project. Professor Karin Andersson, project leader at Chalmers