MAGPIE deliverables

Our European consortium involves several different partners, working on a large variety of pilot-projects. Deliverables are the focal points to ensure the consistency of our research and to report our progress to the European Commission. These documents generally consist of a scientific analysis on a specific question, highlighting the tasks which have been carried out, the gaps identified during the execution, and the upcoming actions to undertake. Once the original redactor has completed their preparation, our deliverables follow a process of peer review. They are then submitted to the portal of the Horizon 2020 program, to get formal approval from the European Commission.

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Deliverable D3.1 Transport energy requirements

Summary : Greening transport is a key objective of the European Green Deal. Transport accounts for 25% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Green transport developments focus on the supply chain and use of green energy carriers. MAGPIE project task 3.1 has been set out to map the current (supplied by fossil fuels) and the future energy demand (supplied by green energy carriers) associated with the different transport modalities that co-exist in a port ecosystem (using the port of Rotterdam as use-case). The main goal is to provide a first indication of the order-magnitude of the demand (present and future) for the transport sector. This will be the starting point for the development of the green energy supply chains in the MAGPIE project. Other aspects, such as analysing the impact of cost and infrastructural constraints are out of scope in task 3.1, but is included in upcoming tasks of Work Package 3.

Deliverable D4.1 Digital platforms and services

Summary: Ports will play a major role in boosting the use of cleaner technologies, green energy carriers and logistics concepts in maritime transport, port operations and hinterland transport to reduce Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The objective of Work Package 4 is to develop and to integrate modular, flexible, and interoperable digital tools. Such digital tools will be applied to various infrastructures and assets of ports, allowing for data collection, system modelling, data handling, intelligence, decision support capabilities, and GHG emissions reductions and air quality improvements. More specifically, WP4 aims to identify requirements and existing platforms, systems, and other sources of data; to define a modular architecture; to implement interoperable digital representations of the (non-)physical assets of ports; and implement the components that form the foundation for a Digital Twin (DT) for ports.

Deliverable D7.1 Barrier Analysis

Summary: The aim of this report is to gather and structure the barriers related to the implementation of zero-emission solutions. A barrier is defined as a factor ‘limiting the ability to perform the innovation process, due to the absence or lacking capability of one of the stakeholders, institutions, infrastructure or interactions.’ This is done by reviewing academic and industrial literature complemented by port ecosystem stakeholders’ interviewees. The resulting barriers will be used to decide which eight non-tech innovations need to be developed to overcome these barriers as part of the MAGPIE project.
The research scope was limited to a subset of 50 academic and industrial literary sources on barriers in innovation processes in the context of sustainability in ports. Furthermore, the sample size of the interviewees was limited to 28, due to time restraints.

Deliverable D7.3 Selection Of Non-Tech Solutions

Summary: The goal of Work Package 7 (WP7) within the MAGPIE project is to develop and demonstrate non-technological solutions that enable and accelerate the implementation of low or zero-emission technological and logistical solutions in the context of the port. The aim of this report is to present a qualified shortlist of non-technological solutions that will be designed and implemented by partners of WP7.

Deliverable D7.4 Guideline Effective Operationalisation Non-Tech Solutions

Summary: This report aims to devise a guideline for the effective operationalisation of the nontechnological solutions with respect to green innovation in the port sector. Inspiration was gained from research and discussion within the work package partners. The resulting assessment system offers both an approach to evaluating the effectiveness of the nontechnological solutions with respect to green innovation in the port sector, as well as a guideline on how to design and implement these solutions. To this end, the guideline puts forth several steps and questions that should be undertaken at various stages of the design, implementation, and evaluation stages of innovation.