The Use of Hydrogen as an Additive in Marine Internal Combustion Engine


H2ES in collaboration with the University of Nicosia Research Foundation, are working diligently on a transitional decarbonisation solution geared towards the marine industry that will shrink the industry’s challenge in meeting its aggressive emission targets. Produced in-situ via water electrolysis, the project aims to unleash the power of hydrogen by combining robust safety measures and automation that will render hydrogen’s use as a fuel as common as natural gas is today.


  • Hymar’s goal is to carry out specialized research and utilize research findings to really accelerate the industry’s decarbonisation efforts which have sorely lagged to date.
  • By harnessing hydrogen’s superior fuel value and zero carbon characteristic, we have strong evidence that the addition of hydrogen in the combustion chamber will result in faster rates of initiation and the propagation of flames across the whole combustion range, thus not only increasing the efficiency of the combustion cycle but reducing a variety of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, greenhouse gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, unburnt hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, and black carbon will be analysed in real time, providing shipowners and operators with a compliant solution that improves transparency with environmental regulations.


  • H2 Energy Systems Public Company Ltd. (H2ES)
  • University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF)

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Funding Programme:
RIF - RESTART 2016-2020

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Primary Investigator:
Dr Elias Yfantis

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