Transport Canada's Clean Marine R&D Group has posted a request for proposals (RFP) on Buyandsell.gc.ca.
The objective of the RFP is to solicit marine demonstration projects that will:
- Advance and demonstrate the technological and/or commercial readiness of ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) for Canada's domestic vessels;
- Characterize ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) performance and benefits (e.g. fuel consumption reduction, operational and maintenance costs, potential for commercial sustainability);
- Identify technical, regulatory or codes & standards barriers to the adoption of ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) for Canada's domestic fleet, including associated fuel infrastructure, and recommend potential mitigations/solutions; and
- Advance publicly-available science, research and knowledge about ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) in Canada