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

Competition:
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.

Code:
IT20I0017
Study group:
Speciality Marine Machinery
Awarding year:
2021
Start date:
30/06/2021
Date of termination:
30/12/2022
Objective:
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.
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Project Director and Researcher

Joel R. Pérez Osses

Universidad Austral de Chile

Researchers

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.

Progress

28 Dec, 2021

Arrival of Generator Set

Last Wednesday 22/12 at 07:30 the GE arrived at the Miraflores campus and during that morning they took part in a...
7 Nov, 2021

Ultratug selects its tug to be energetically evaluated for further hybridisation assessment.

The selected vessel is the deep-sea tug Rupanco, a 25 m long vessel with two 1820 kW propulsion lines...
2 Nov, 2021

S&B selects its support vessel for the aquaculture industry which will be energetically evaluated for further hybridisation assessment.

The selected vessel is the Barcaza Rio Bureo, a smaller vessel of 24 m in length with two propulsion lines of 150 kW each.....
28 Oct, 2021

Constitution of the "Project Steering Committee

On 28/10 at 10am via zoom the first Steering Committee meeting was held where by unanimous vote the Steering Committee was formed and its chairperson and secretary were elected .....
26 Sep, 2021

Tender for Generating set

In September a tender was launched and in October a contract was awarded for the purchase of the generator set which is the core equipment of the PHE. The arrival of...

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