KRISO-KERI Partnership for Expansion of Eco-friendly Electric Ship Propulsion Technology
▶ KRISO and KERI sign MOU for joint research in eco-friendly ship electric ship propulsion technology
□ The Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean engineering (hereinafter KRISO, President Booki Kim) has partnered with the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI, President Sung-ho Myung) to develop electric propulsion technologies for eco-friendly ships.
□ KRISO and KERI signed an MOU on the 4th at the KERI office to begin a joint research partnership for the development of electric propulsion technologies for eco-friendly ships.
□ This MOU is significant as a partnership between leading government-funded research institutes in the fields of ship engineering and electrotechnology, joining the strengths and expertise of each to bring electrical ship propulsion technologies to the next level.
□ The two institutions agreed on wide-reaching cooperation in eco-friendly electric propulsion technologies to contribute to the national goal of maritime carbon neutrality, with specific goals including the △ joint construction and utilization of eco-friendly maritime electric propulsion infrastructure, △ establishment of long-term roadmap for eco-friendly maritime electric propulsion technology, △ joint development and commercialization of core technologies to meet industrial needs (shipbuilding, shipping, apparatus), △ joint participation in and responses to global projects for the reduction of maritime greenhouse gases, and △ joint participation in national R&D projects, as well as mutual technological support.
□ Eco-friendly ships currently being conceptualized within the maritime industry are propelled by carbon-free power sources such as ship batteries, fuel cells, or electrical generators using carbon-free fuel such as hydrogen or ammonia. These require the use of electrical propulsion systems including parts such as electric motors and switchboards.
□ Thus, the two institutions plan to jointly establish a long-term roadmap towards the commercialization of electrical propulsion technology, including the construction of infrastructure to test and evaluate the performance and safety of eco-friendly electric propulsion technology.
□ It is hoped that this MOU will lead to the implementation of a large scale national R&D project based on industrial demand, with the outcomes of research being used to further develop the nation’s maritime sector and boost global competitiveness.
□ KRISO President Booki Kim promised KRISO’s“wholehearted efforts to develop eco-friendly electric propulsion technologies that not only deliver performance, but also reliability and safety,” adding, “we will do our best to bring eco-friendly ship technologies to commercial application as soon as possible through close cooperation between our two institutions.”