Sustainable Energy Systems on Ships

Sustainable Energy Systems on Ships

Novel Technologies for Low Carbon Shipping

1st Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Francesco Baldi, Andrea Coraddu, Maria Mondejar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244715

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Sustainable Energy Systems on Ships is a comprehensive technical reference for all aspects of energy efficient shipping. The book discusses the technology options to make shipping energy consumption greener, focusing on the smarter integration of energy streams, the introduction of renewable resources and the improvement of control and operability. Chapters not only describe each technology individually, but also analyze their interconnections when implemented onboard, and compare them in terms of suitability for different vessels and economic viability. Readers of Sustainable Energy Systems on Ships will find an invaluable reference suitable for researchers, professionals, and managers involved in the shipping industry and those working on related energy efficiency technologies, fuel cells, and in the transport industry generally. Students of maritime engineering will also be well served by this reference.

Key Features

  • Clear analysis of the current implementation status of each technology discussed, the barriers for further development, and the potential for large-scale implementation
  • Enables decision-making on the most suitable technologies for each type of vessel
  • Integrates energy efficiency and emission control rules, regulations, technologies (including data science), and challenges in relation to the shipping industry
  • Includes industry case studies on the integration of novel energy conversion technologies and renewable energy sources in operating ships


Researchers, professionals, and managers working in the maritime and shipping and energy industry, and students of maritime engineering. Researchers working on related energy efficiency technologies, fuel cells, and the transport industry

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Setting the scene
    1. The shipping industry and the climate
    2. Energy systems on board ships

    Part II: Novel technologies for energy conversion and integration
    3. Fuel cells systems for sustainable ships
    4. Waste heat recovery on ships 
    5. Energy storage systems for environmental impact reduction 
    6. Overall system integration: synergies and interactions
    7. Data science and advanced analytics for shipping energy systems

    Part III: Low carbon energy sources for ships
    8. Wind propulsion
    9. Sustainable fuels for shipping

    Part IV: From theory to practice
    10. Financing low-carbon technology projects
    11. Realistic assessment of saving potential for energy saving options
    12. Energy efficiency in ship design: projects with case studies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244715

About the Editors

Francesco Baldi

Francesco Baldi holds a PhD in modeling, analysis, and optimization of ship energy systems. His expertise covers a wide set of topics related to energy efficiency in shipping, ranging from innovative technologies (such as fuel cells and waste heat recovery systems) to different types of methodologies (such as energy analysis, energy systems optimization and data analysis). He has a documented track record in scientific publications, made of conference contributions, journal articles and contributions to the book “Shipping and the Environment”. After his PhD at Chalmers University of Technology and a PostDoc at EPFL financed by the Marie Skłodowska Curie program, he’s now a full-time researcher at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full-time Researcher, Department of Energy Efficiency, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Bologna, Italy

Andrea Coraddu

Dr Coraddu is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. He has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde since October 2020. His relevant professional and academic experiences include working as Assistant Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Research Associate at the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University, Research Engineer as part of the DAMEN R&D department based in Singapore and serving as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Genoa, where he was awarded a Laurea and a PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Dr Coraddu’s research focuses on modelling, optimization and analysis of ship power plants and hybrid propulsion systems for efficiency improvement and environmental footprint reduction. His primary research involves taking advantage of onboard data availability in assessing vessel performance, energy optimization, and real-time monitoring of the primary systems. Utilizing the latest learning algorithms and theoretical results in machine learning, Dr Coraddu is developing data-driven approaches to investigate the behavior of complex onboard systems and their mutual interaction.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Maritime and Transport Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Maria Mondejar

Maria E. Mondejar holds a PhD on Fluids Thermodynamics Engineering and has a passion for research on renewable energy thermal technologies, sustainable power production, energy efficiency, and the thermophysical behavior of fluid systems. Her expertise covers both experimental work and energy systems simulation, and applications from renewable energy generation to waste heat recovery on board ships. She has published her results on both fundamental and applied thermodynamics in a number of high impact factor ISI-indexed journal papers and served as an evaluation expert and consultant in the field of energy for the European Commission and other external companies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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