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Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 – Feasibility

Fund Name

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 - Feasibility

Project Length

end by 31 August 2023

Project Value




Strand 1 of this competition is funding detailed feasibility studies and plans for innovative technology demonstrations of scalable clean maritime solutions.

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Fund Details

Your projects must:

  • underpin a future demonstration by delivering a meaningful technology, route to market, or supply chain innovation
  • achieve market potential through a clear strategy for commercialising the technology and the products, demonstrating the potential for significant value to the UK.
  • deliver emissions reduction by demonstrating a significant greenhouse gas reduction.
  • bring together a team with the necessary expertise and experience to successfully deliver the project according to its objectives, for example by including a representative end user such as vessel operators, ports or harbour authorities.

You must plan for the real world demonstration being developed in your project to be operational by March 2025.

At the end of your feasibility study, you must:

  • produce a clear, detailed and costed plan for how your technology will be demonstrated in an operational setting in or between ports or on vessels, including your technical approach, objectives and business case
  • detail your plan for compliance with regulation and how you will work with relevant regulatory bodies for novel technologies
  • quantify the potential reduction of lifecycle emissions and positive economic impacts in the future
  • detail the barriers to adoption that the future demonstration will overcome and the innovation that will be delivered
  • detail the resources needed to carry out your real world demonstration, including funding requirements, timescales for delivery, planning permissions, implications of current and future regulation, an assessment of new partners needed and information required for a clear
  • business case and decision on deploying a large demonstration project
  • outline expected commercial applications and exploitation, and potential market segments
  • share your final feasibility study reports with DfT, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Innovate UK
  • produce a clear plan for disseminating the results of your demonstration project and knowledge sharing

Prioritised technology themes:

  • pilot fuel free hydrogen internal combustion engine technologies for maritime applications.
  • whole-ship energy efficiency design and integration
  • safe on-board storage of hydrogen and ammonia
  • larger (2.5 Mega Watt plus) marinised fuel cell systems
  • small craft alternative for fuel bunkering and charging
  • green shipping corridors both domestically and between the UK and other states including short and deep sea routes


Your project must:

  • have total costs between £100,000 and £1 million
  • end by 31 August 2023
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • carry out the majority of the work in the UK for green corridor projects
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

Your project can start by 1 January 2023.

Lead organisation

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • collaborate with other UK registered organisations

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