Marseille, France (PortSEurope) June 9, 2021 – The port of Marseille-Fos has unveiled the nine challenges of its digital and ecological innovation competition for 2021. Bio-LNG bunkering and the production of renewable energy are among them. The sea wall in Marseille is at the heart of the challenge proposed by EDF © Franck AndréThe Grand Port Maritime de Marseille has launched the third edition of
its “Smart Port Challenge”, an innovation competition aimed at the establishment’s digital ecological transition. The event is organized by the actors of the “French Smartport in Med” created within the framework of the State-Metropolis Pact. This program supposed to build the port of the future “constitutes for Aix-Marseille-Provence a structuring project combining the challenges of development, innovation and openness to the world. It aims to support the transformation of the port area”. The second edition revealed eight winning companies in June 2020 who worked for five months to develop their projects with the challenge bearer before presenting the eight proofs of concept in November. In addition to the visibility offered by this event, the winners received an endowment of 15,000 euros. This year, nine challenges were defined, led by nine public or private partners. EDF is therefore launching a call to local start-ups for energy recovery from the sea wall. The aim would be to use the 7 km of the structure to develop renewable energy production. CMA CGM offers the challenge of producing biomethane in a circular economy, or how to green the LNG bunkering and install a short cycle organic sector that allows local supply? Veolia is interested in recycling organic waste in short circuits in the eastern port basins and data center manager Interxion is requesting an environmental energy calculator and comparator. For his part, Hammerson, manager of the Terrasses du Port shopping center, asks how to reduce the As for the last three challenges, the GPMM and the UMF want a tool to be created to facilitate contact between students, trainers and employers in the port area. The city seeks to promote its maritime cultural heritage and the department, alongside the Marseille-Provence cruise club, wants to encourage passengers to return to Provence after a stopover. Companies have until June 27 to apply. The winners will then embark on an experimentation phase in mid-July for a period of four months before a “Smartport Day” is organized to unveil the selected projects. Source: Marseille Fos Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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