Christmas Eve came early to Grenland Energy! Today it became known that the company established in Herøya Industrial Park, get support from the Pilot E program, which is financed by the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Enova.
– Fantastic news, says CEO of the company, Roman Stoiber. – The Pilot E program contributes to the development and commercialisation of our products, battery technology and systems for maritime use.
Zero emission maritime transport
Pilot E is a collaboration between the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Enova, which has been ongoing since 2015 and first call for proposals was launched in early summer this year.
The aim of the program is to support development of ambitious, innovative solutions for zero emission maritime transport.
Earlier this year Grenland Energy received as the first company in the world approval for their battery systems according to the new rules from DNVGL and the Norwegian Maritime Authority.
Prestigious pilot installations.
18 consortia applied for support from the Pilot E program and five have now been granted a total of NOK 70 million. The Pilot E program is structured to avoid redundant applications for new funds from various stakeholders for each project phase.
Grenland Energy will participate in two different projects, one with Kongsberg Maritime which also is a part owner of the company, the second in collaboration with stakeholders within NCE Maritime Cleantech with Wärtsilä spearheading. Both projects concern the development of innovative zero-emission solutions for maritime transport.
– These are prestigious pilot installations and we are very excited to be part of these projects. For Grenland Energy, the participation implies among other things that we need to increase manpower to deliver these projects in addition to existing orders, says Roman Stoiber.