​The European project e-SHyIPS (Ecosystemic knowledge in Standards for Hydrogen Implementation on Passenger Ship) involves 7 European countries working together to define the new guidelines for an effective introduction of hydrogen in maritime passenger transport sector, and to boost its adoption within the global and EU strategy for a clean and sustainable environment, towards the accomplishment of a zero-emission navigation scenario. 

 All the main stakeholders from maritime and hydrogen sectors, research and industry will be involved. Through an ecosystem approach, the e-SHyIPS project will integrate theoretical pre-normative research activities on standards with simulation and laboratory experiments, in order to provide the needed knowledge to design an appropriate certification process and spot future standardization activities to enhance the EU normative and regulatory landscape.

CINECA is WP3 leader “Ship Design Experiments”. It will apply its strong expertise in CFD in order to study how hydrogen-based engines and storage affect performance and maneuverability of a ship. For that, it will adapt its virtual naval basin framework LincoSim to this kind of ships and operational characteristics.

​​Link to the project-sheet on the EU Commission website. 
Link to the news about the launch of the project.


data chiusura progetto

Politecnico di Milano

Ente nazionale italiano unificazione - UNI 
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy 
Atena – Distretto Alta Tecnologia Energia Ambiente
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH 
Levante Ferries M.C 
Ghenova Ingenieria slu 
Danaos shipping company limited 
OY Woikoski AB  
IDF-Ingegneria del fuoco srl 
Municipality of Andravida - Kyllini 
DNV GL Hellas SA 
Scheepswerf  Damen Gorinchem BV


Finanziamenti e tempistiche

Starting date: 1 January 2021 - closing date: 31 Dicembre 2024​

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101007226. 


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