UK-based marine robotics company Ocean Infinity is set to help expedite the transition to net-zero after winning ‘The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition’ for its zero-emission marine propulsion system.

The competition is funded by the Department for Transport, with Innovate UK as delivery partner, and the win will allow Ocean Infinity to build a Marine Propulsion Test facility, intended to demonstrate its Ammonia Marine Propulsion System (AMPS). 

Following the win, the company will further develop its clean fuel technology with ‘UK-leading experts’, specialising in the deployment of remote and autonomous technology and marine logistics.

Consisting of an industry leading operator, Oxford Green Innotech, the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton’s Marine and Maritime Institute, the project team aims to contribute to the UK’s net-zero greenhouse gas commitment by targeting the UK Government’s 2050 Clean Maritime Plan.

Calling it a ‘significant step forward’ in the delivery of a zero emissions marine propulsion system, Dan Hook, Chief Technology Officer, Ocean Infinity, said, “We are driving forward a ground-breaking ammonia-based fuel cell system, which will not only make the Armada fleet the cleanest in the world, but also has the potential to revolutionise marine propulsion systems.”

Ocean Infinity's robotic vessel.

Ocean Infinity’s robotic vessel.

Source: Ocean Infinity.