FreeCO2ast is part of the PILOT-E scheme, which Norway, through the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, and Enova, has implemented to solve some of the biggest problems facing society.

Our collaboration project with Sintef Ocean and Prototech on the development of large zero-emission vessels has a budget of 95MNOK million. The goal is to find solutions that enable large ships to cover longer distances at higher speeds and with zero emissions. 

HAV Group ASA has been granted preliminary approval for the hydrogen-based energy system developed in the FreeCO2ast project. The approval is a major step towards the commercial use of hydrogen fuel by a commercial vessel.


Photo: Havila Kystruten


One of our projects is a system that can allow large ships, such as Havila Kystruten’s more than 120-metre-long new passenger ships, to travel along the coast of Norway for 20 hours without emissions.

In addition to the technical challenges, we are also committed to pioneering regulation work. Through FreeCO2ast, we cooperate closely with the Norwegian Maritime Authority, the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and DNV GL to also develop the solutions of the future in this area. 

Contacts HAV Hydrogen