Development of a Scalable Hybrid Propulsion Plant for Maritime Electromobility and Emission Control and Reduction

IX Technological Research Competition FONDEF IDeA Programme.
Name of the project:

Development of a Scalable Hybrid Propulsion Plant for Maritime Electromobility and Emission Control and Reduction.

Study group:
Speciality Marine Machinery
Awarding year:
Start date:
Date of termination:
To develop a scalable hybrid propulsion plant to optimise propulsion and auxiliary systems, in a reliable and robust way, to promote maritime electromobility, the use of alternative fuels and to control and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.


March 2023
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Project Director and Researcher

Joel R. Pérez Osses

Universidad Austral de Chile


Dr. Víctor M. Palma Contreras

Universidad Austral de Chile

M. Eng. Claudio E. Troncoso Paredes

Universidad Austral de Chile

Dr. Carlos A. Reusser Franck

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Ph.D Héctor A. Young Conejeros

University of La Frontera

Ph.D Marcelo A. Pérez Leiva

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Support Staff

Rodolfo A. Boettcher Kotthoff

Marine Machinery Support Technician

Silvia I. Regla Carrasco

Secretary Administrative Support

Cristian A. Bañares Oyarzún

Electricity/Electronics Support Technician

Thesis students

Leonardo Solis Zamora

Master's student in Electronic Engineering Sciences, USM.

José Miranda Guzmán

Research Support for Civil Electrical Engineering, PUCV

Claudio A. Bobadilla Chavarriga

Master's student in Naval and Oceanic Engineering, UACh.


9 Dec, 2022

Energy Efficiency Measurements to Rupanco Offshore Tugboat

On December 01 and 02, measurements were successfully carried out at the RAM Rupanco in Puerto Montt, in the...
Dec 3, 2022

Approves Extension

Last November 28, ANID approved an extension of the project, an unfortunate but necessary request considering...
26 Oct, 2022

Energy Efficiency Measurements on Rio Bureo Support Vessel

On October 20 and 21, measurements were successfully carried out at the Bureo River in Puerto...
16 Oct, 2022

Delivery of Requirement 12

H2V Assessment for Maritime Transport: Milestone 4 of the project is achieved, which leads to a Report...
27 Aug, 2022

Milestone 2 Approved

Scalable Hybrid Plant in Lab August 2022. After battling the pandemic, backlogs and other problems, the plant will be...