Capital-Executive is committed to being an industry leader in technical research and environmental stewardship and to participating in discussions with relevant authorities, in order to develop measures to increase safety and minimise industry impact on the environment.
Capital-Executive sets as a priority and is interested in developing constructive, long-term relationships with quality ship owners, regulators, classification societies, trade associations, academic research centers and non-governmental organizations in order to provide sustainable shipping.
Capital-Executive, remains at the forefront of technical research and regulatory developments and is participating in a major European Commission Research shipping project, ShipFC, examining the conversion of an offshore vessel to run on ammonia-powered fuel cell. The ShipFC consortium partners include: NCE Maritime Cleantech (NO), Eidesvik Shipping (NO), Equinor (NO), Prototech (NO), Yara (NO), Wärtsilä Norway (NO), Fraunhofer IMM(GE), Persee (FR), The University of Strathclyde (UK), National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos (GR), North Sea Shipping (NO), Capital Ship Management (GR), Star Bulk Ship Management (CY), Sustainable Energy Norwegian Catapult Centre (NO). The project has been awarded backing from the EU's Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 under its Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in order to deliver world's first high-power fuel-cell to be powered by green ammonia in late 2023.
In 2020 Capital-Executive participated in the ABS 'Smart Bearing' research project, supported by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and Metrisis Ltd., for the development of sensors to measure the force exerted by the main propulsion shafting system onto the vessel bearings.