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Port of Tyne and Newcastle University drive toward net zero drive

Port of Tyne and Newcastle University drive toward net zero drive

6 May 2022

Clean Tyne, a UK’s Clean Maritime Demonstration consortium, has created a roadmap for the Port of Tyne and other UK ports to support their journey to net zero.

The project consortium including Newcastle University, Port of Tyne, Siemens, North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Connected Places Catapult created the Digitalised and Decarbonised Port Transition Roadmap. The partners leveraged their extensive technical expertise, academic research and wider industry knowledge to define a path to net zero enabled by a real-time digital platform. This universal blueprint for decarbonisation can be replicated in other port environments as well as other industries.
 
There are significant barriers to achieving decarbonisation of port operations and providing clean shore power. There is currently a lack of evidence on where energy is used or wasted, as well as the best market/financial drivers for energy provision. As well as the ability to determine optimal energy vector mixes for their relative levels (e.g., load sharing, peak shaving, storage and distribution).