The transport sector is responsible for a large percentage of GHG emissions worldwide.
This is certainly the case on the island of Ærø in the Southern Danish archipelago, where transport accounts for up to 40 percent of the total GHG emissions. Together with eight European partners from research and industry and with co-funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Innovation Fund, the Municipality of Ærø has therefore started the E-Ferry project. The goal is to design, build and demonstrate a fully electric, zero-emissions vehicle and passenger ferry. The E-ferry will be able to cover distances seven times longer than current battery-electric vessels, due to its 4.3 MWh battery capacity and its 4 MW charging effect.
The E-ferry will be charged with certified green electricity and will be a zero-emission vessel. Compared to existing ferries servicing the
island of Ærø, the E-ferry will reduce emissions of 2 000 tonnes of CO2, 41 500 kg of NOx and 1 350 kg of SO2 annually.
This case is co-owned by Leclanché, Danfoss Editron, Tuco Marine Group, Consulting Naval Architect Jens Kristensen, Hellenic Institute
of Transport, Danish Maritime Authority, Søby Shipyard and Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology
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Tuco Marine Group
Tuco Marine Group specializes in light structures and boats manufactured in composite such as carbon fibre. Tuco supplies customized composite structures for the shipping industry and other industries where low weight and strength are important factors. - "We deliver products that through weight savings and unique advantages offer our clients solutions that will save them money in their operations, and will offer significant improvements in the way they affect the enviroment"