Decarbonising transport and hydrogen strategy

Published on October 17, 2023 Updated on October 17, 2023
  • HyMot project to decarbonise light commercial vehicles gets underway
    October 14, 2022
    The HyMot project will focus on an innovative technology: the hydrogen engine. By exploring the possibilities to convert an internal combustion engine to hydrogen, this project will demonstrate the feasibility of an alternative to electrification for light vehicles. Supported by eight major players from the public and private sectors, including Centrale Nantes, HyMot was one of the projects selected in the CORAM 2021 call for projects.
  • Construction of the first hybrid sail/synthetic fuel powered container ship: the MERVENT 2025 project kicks off
    February 27, 2023
    The Mervent 2025 project led by Zéphyr & Borée and its partners CWS, GTT and Centrale Nantes was selected as part of the CORIMER Call for Expression of Interest 2022. Mervent aims to build the first container ship powered by hybrid sail/synthetic fuel.
  • Inauguration of the Sealhyfe hydrogen production platform, prior to its installation on the SEM-REV site
    September 26, 2022
    On 22 September 2022, LHYFE and the Sealhyfe project partners inaugurated the hydrogen production platform that is to be installed in the coming months on the Centrale Nantes offshore test site, SEM-REV. This test of hydrogen production from offshore renewable energy is a world first.
  • An insight into one of the numerical simulation methods used in the LHEEA Laboratory to optimise ship performance
    July 18, 2022
    Jeroen Wackers, a research engineer in the METHRIC team, works on the simulation of maritime flows using the automatic mesh refinement method. These simulations provide an understanding into the interactions between a ship and its environment in real conditions in order to optimise the energy performance of ships.
  • Update on the Centrale Nantes/Stellantis R&D programme
    June 3, 2022
    Centrale Nantes and Stellantis (formerly PSA Groupe) have been working together since 2018 on an R&D programme focusing on digital simulation for powertrain design. A budget of €4M was specifically allocated to digital simulation for powertrain design with a view to bringing low-emission vehicles to market faster. Read on for a programme update.
  • Update on the MANN+HUMMEL Chair
    May 9, 2022
    A long-term working relationship between Mann+Hummel and Centrale Nantes, via the LHEEA, began over 13 years ago with several collaborative projects. These joint research activities led to the creation of two chairs led by David Chalet. The first between 2014 and 2018 was on "Innovative intake manifolds and thermal management". A new chair is underway, until 2023, on a different topic: "Filtration systems: fluid dynamics and reduced energy consumption". Read on for an update on this chair!
  • Update on the MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS Chair
    April 29, 2022
    Maritime transport is currently experiencing rapid growth and it is also the most efficient form of transport in terms of GHG emissions (gCO2/Tonne/km). Centrale Nantes, via the LHEEA, and MAN Energy Solutions have been working together on this subject since 2018, as part of an industrial chair on the gradual decarbonisation of marine propulsion and electricity production. Read on for an update on this chair.
  • GENIUS project on the production, storage and use of green hydrogen receives €2.8M in funding
    January 14, 2022
    Centrale Nantes has just obtained €2.8 million in CPER funding (French state/regional infrastructure planning and investment programme) to set up the GENIUS project, a test platform for the production, storage and use of green hydrogen.

Published on October 17, 2023 Updated on October 17, 2023