MEYER NEPTUN Engineering to research climate-neutral fuels with Leibniz Institute

Rostock, October 28, 2021 – MEYER NEPTUN Engineering continues to work on the climate-neutral future of shipping and plans to cooperate with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock) for this purpose in the future. For this purpose, MEYER NEPTUN Engineering supports a project proposal of LIKAT Rostock to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The aim is the establishment and operation of a development platform for fuels from renewable energy and unavoidable CO2 in the so-called power-to-liquid process.

This platform will be available for further research work not only with LIKAT, but also with other research institutions and companies, in order to work in productive cooperation in a targeted manner on environmentally and climate-friendly mobility.

„We are thus further committing ourselves to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and want to jointly strengthen the maritime economy here locally. For us, the cooperation with LIKAT is an important step towards climate-neutral shipping with power-to-liquid fuels,“ says Manfred Müller-Fahrenholz, Managing Director of MEYER NEPTUN Engineering.

Together with the shipyards of the MEYER Group, MEYER NEPTUN Engineering will test the fuels generated in the research project under real conditions on board. The goal is to make climate-neutral and sustainable solutions ready for the market for different types of ships, which MEYER NEPTUN Engineering will work on in the future.

„With our versatile maritime research and development facilities and projects, we form a true playground for engineers and technicians from a wide range of disciplines. To this end, we continue to look for people who want to join us in making shipping climate-neutral,“ adds Malte Poelmann, Managing Director of MEYER NEPTUN Engineering.

Dr. Denise Heyl, project manager of LIKAT, is pleased about the planned cooperation, in which the latest scientific technologies for more sustainable mobility will be put into practice: „We are convinced that with the planned PtL platform, together with MEYER NEPTUN Engineering, we will contribute to emission-free shipping.“

Power-to-Liquid (PtL) is based on the conversion of renewable energy into liquid fuels and chemicals such as methanol using CO2 that is already in the atmosphere. Thus, climate-neutral fuels with high energy density can be produced for use in ships or aircraft.