Sustainable integration of renewable fuels in local transportation

Call 2016
Priority 2. Fostering resource efficiency
Objective 2.1. Fostering renewable energies and energy efficiency

Lead partner:

National University of Ireland Galway
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ERDF funding 2.623.224,72 €
Total budget 3.647.632,96 €
Duration 2017-12-01 - 2020-11-30


The natural resources found in the Atlantic Area differ from north to south and a collaborative approach to study them as a whole is fundamental to adapt new technologies to the available resources.
SEAFUEL aims to demonstrate the feasibility to power local transportation networks in isolated regions using fuels produced by the renewable energies available, such as solar, wind and marine.
Isolated areas such as islands face the specific challenge of the high cost of electricity and fuel and their dependency on mainland infrastructures. SEAFUEL will target these regions where 30% of fuel consumption comes from local transportation. An alternative fuels model for islands will be developed to fulfil the requirements of the partners’ Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS3) aimed at low carbon economy and efficient use of marine resources.
The project will drastically reduce greenhouse emissions, particulate matter and NO2 in line with the Clean Air Programme 2008/50/EC, and provide a pathway for isolated regions to become energetically independent, leading to future installations in the other Atlantic regions.
SEAFUEL will focus on enhancing the green growth and blue economy and paving the grounds for common renewable energy policies to promote clean and sustainable transport systems.

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Partner Location
1 National University of Ireland Galway Border, Midland and Western (IE)
2 University of Liverpool Merseyside (UK)
3 Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables, SA Islas Canarias (ES)
4 Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oileáin Árann Teoranta Border, Midland and Western (IE)
5 Action Renewables Northern Ireland (UK)
6 Agência Regional da Energia e Ambiente da Região Autónoma da Madeira Madeira (PT)
7 European Hydrogen Association Brussels (BE)
8 Agencia Insular de Energía de Tenerife, Fundación Canaria Islas Canarias (ES)
9 HyEnergy Consultancy Limited Devon (UK)
10 Logan Energy South Western Scotland (UK)
11 Excmo. Cabildo Insular de la Isla de Tenerife Islas Canarias (ES)
12 Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe Border, Midland and Western (IE)
13 European Marine Energy Centre Limited Highlands and Islands (UK)
14 Hydrogen Green Power Northern Ireland (UK)
15 ENAGAS S.A. Madrid (ES)
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