PHD candidates wanted to contribute to the energy transition in the maritime sector
Do you want to contribute to the energy transition in the maritime sector with leading companies and institutes?
The energy transition is one of the big challenges of this century, because it means a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In many sectors, that implies electrification: using energy from the electric power system and using batteries for energy storage. Most ships cannot be connected to the electric power system, and they need such large amounts of energy that batteries are not sufficient. Therefore, other methods to store renewable energy are investigated, such as hydrogen and methanol.
The MENENS and SH2IPDRIVE projects obtained significant funding for investigating this energy transition in collaborations between universities (TUDelft, NLDA, UvA, TU/e, UTwente), knowledge institutes (MARIN, TNO) and the main players in the maritime industry. The MENENS project focusses on methanol, while the SH2IPDRIVE project focusses on hydrogen. These projects investigate the power and energy system on board of ships: combustion engines running on renewable fuels, fuel cells, DC electric energy distribution systems, energy storage, energy management and control. The SH2IPDRIVE project also investigates methods to store and transport hydrogen.
If you want to contribute to the energy transition in the maritime sector, apply to one of the PhD positions via: https://www.tudelft.nl/3me/shipdrivemenens.