The GreenPilot project reached a significant milestone in May 2017 when the methanol engine was started in the boat for the first time. Since then the engine has had more running on some trial runs and at the quay. Results have so far been very promising with no significant problems encountered. 

Load response works well and a significant improvement of the life on board is the much lower sound from the methanol engine.

Of course, testing is still in early days and it will take some time to get a better understanding of how everything works together and collect data for more reliable results. 

In addition to testing the boat the project was present at Nor-Shipping 2017 where the Scania engine was on display in the Swedish pavilion. The engine attracted much interest and many visitors were informed of the possibilities of using methanol as fuel.