Zero port emission


The purpose of this project is to clarify the technological options for removing the environmentally and climate-affecting emissions from commercial ships during port stays. Shipping’s energy consumption contributes to a large extent to global emissions, but is not a straightforward task, as many value chains meet at the port. The primary solution used today is shore power, where the ship is connected to the local electricity grid, which then supplies the energy the ship needs. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.


The purpose of this project is to analyze, in a holistic way, taking into account different types of ports, ships and energy needs, the entire potential solution field, including shore power, for the ability to solve the emission problem, the technological maturity, the business potential, and synergies with the general energy transition of society.


Today, commercial shipping contributes to a large part of the total global anthropogenic emissions of environmental pollutants. A 2018 study estimates that there is a global potential to reduce SOx emissions by almost 700 thousand tonnes and NOx by around 1.2 million tonnes.

The Videnbro project partners have created a major analysis that provides insight into the issues and development opportunities for emission-free ports. The analysis has gathered technical knowledge that to a large extent was only available from individual suppliers or research and knowledge institutions and created insight into the stages of the technologies that can benefit companies that can further develop environmental solutions based on the overall overview of the analysis. The analysis is also intended to be used by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Nordic Council to develop new strategies within shipping.

30/09/2021 – 31/05/2022

282.000 DKK

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