Scope and Work Packages

 Sweden has a target of becoming fossil free by 2045 and IMO aims to minimize emissions with 50% by 2050.

While there is development ongoing when it comes to road transport, it goes slower in other parts of the transport sector. Increased energy efficiency has a huge potential, here the maritime sector lags many other industries. 90% of all data worldwide has been created in the last 2 years, ie a large part of new knowledge has been collected but is rarely analyzed. The project aims to collect and analyse data from a range of smaller vessels to derive tools and services for achieving higher energy efficiency. At least five vessels will be analysed in detail to reduce their energy impact by 10-35%. Making use of smaller vessels with limited number of systems allows to identify drivers of high energy consumption, as the complexity of deriving useful correlation between outer and inner impacts and the energy efficiency is eased and spread to similar vessels is ensured,

The project consists of various work packages that are closely interlinked and will be run through iteratively:

WP1: Needs mapping, state-of-the-art and current situation analysis
WP2: Gap analysis and need for supplemental data collection
WP3: Data collection and infrastructure
WP4: Data analysis and machine learning
WP5: Decision support system that can support energy savings
WP6: Project management and dissemination of project results


Co-financed by

Swedish Energy Agency


Mathias Johanson, Alkit Communications

Johannes Hüffmeier, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden