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With ZeroKyst, we will strengthen Norwegian value creation and export through green growth. The project will demonstrate that both new and existing vessels in the seafood industry can be emission free and contribute to decreasing emissions from fishery and aquaculture vessels by 50% before 2030.

The project addresses the development and construction of:

  • zero-emission powertrains
  • zero-emission vessels
  • necessary services for the fishery and aquaculture industry.

The project will also establish regional infrastructure in Lofoten with shore power and hydrogen, as well as hydrogen production on Vannøya in Karlsøy. With this, Lofoten becomes an international spearhead in the development of the future’s zero-emission vessels for the fishery and aquaculture industry.

The solution is to think comprehensively, and develop scalable solutions. By starting with smaller vessel segments, we will be able to realise hydrogen as a fuel even quicker.

Value Chain
Value Chain

Increased expertise gives an advantage

The ZeroKyst project consists of an industry part and a competence-building part. The industry part includes developing powertrains, vessels and infrastructure, while the competence-building part includes research on environment and safety in order to develop long-term, safe and energy-efficient hydrogen-electric solutions. While Selfa Arctic AS heads the industry part, SINTEF Energy Research is responsible for the competence-building part.

ZeroKyst features multiple innovations within energy and other fields, including the first facility in the world for this type of mobile energy supply. Together with NTNU, SINTEF will also develop a cohesive plan for hydrogen supply and charging infrastructure along the Norwegian coast.

The research will lead to increased expertise and knowledge that is made publicly available. For Norwegian participants, this is an important competitive advantage in the development of the zero-emission solutions of tomorrow.

Read more about SINTEFs expertice on Electic Power Components and Batteries.

The consortium consists of 12 industry and research partners from across the entire value chain. The project is headed by Selfa Arctic AS in Trondheim and is organised through the Renewable Energy Cluster RENERGY.

The project partners in ZeroKyst

The grant is from the Green Platform Initiative, which gives companies and research institutes support for research- and innovation-driven green growth. Their intention is to create green jobs and a more sustainable future.


Published 10 September 2021
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Project duration

2021 - 2024