The project sought to find ways to reduce the carbon footprint of ports and the businesses operating in and around them. As a second objective, it aimed to produce an energy monitoring model, which would serve to improve energy efficiency in Finnish ports.
The project generated new data on direct natural gas emissions in ports’ transport chains, and developed emission measuring technology in collaboration with actors active in the sector. Additional research was conducted into alternative fuels and opportunities for their use.
We developed a scorecard that ports can use to gauge their level of environmental friendliness. In addition, we compiled a list of best practices, created an energy monitoring model for ports, and looked into the adoption of alternative fuels and related emission risks in the logistics sector.
The project’s total budget was 489,604 euros, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Kymenlaakso Regional Council, Haminakotkan Satama Oy, Loviisan Satama Oy, the City of Kotka, Turku University Brahea centre, Center for Maritime Studies, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences.
Kotka Maritime Research Association (coordinator)
Turku University, Brahea centre, Center for Maritime Studies
Turku University of Applied Sciences
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences