Stichting Climate Ships (Climate Ships Foundation)

2023 | ZEPS (Zero Emission Passenger Ship): The first hydrogen-powered passenger ship in the world

Our goals
  • Develop a concept for a zero-emission passenger ship that is both technically and economically feasible.
  • Reduce CO2 emissions from European shipping by 40% by 2030.
  • Pave the way for conversion to zero-emission shipping in the Netherlands and Europe, in time for achieving a 60% emission reduction.
  • Change the EU regulations on emissions standards for shipping.

The ZEPS pilot project should guide shipping policy at a national and European level.

The means

Convert an existing passenger ship into a hypermodern, hydrogen-powered ship: From MPS Patria to ZEPS Patria!

The existing diesel engines will be replaced. A combination of a PEM-H2 fuel cell and a Li-Battery pack form the basis of the energy supply. For back-up energy, solar and wind energy will be used.