A UK consortium has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.
A UK consortium has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.

A UK consortium, including Northern Ireland based Creative Composites, has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.

The consortium, led by Artemis Technologies also includes Bombardier, Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE), Queens University and the University of Ulster.

Creative Composites says that it will collaborate with Artemis Technologies to help create components for the latter’s electric eFoiler propulsion system which integrates a high density electric motor generator unit into an autonomously controlled carbon fibre hydrofoil.

‘This collaboration will use our expertise in manufacturing complex composite components and apply it to help reduce emissions and tackle major environmental challenges,’ said Jonathan Holmes, MD, Creative Composites. ‘Many of our clients across all sectors are focused upon sustainability and reducing emissions, our continuous development work around light-weighting and innovating new composite materials is vital to help develop the vehicles of the future – autonomous, cars, trucks, buses, construction machinery and boats.’

This story uses material from Creative Composites, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.