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  • FPS ‘Maas’ in Rotterdam
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    Air Liquide inks long-term green hydrogen deal for fuel-cell barge

    2021-12-14T09:42:00Z

    Air Liquide (AL) has signed a long-term agreement to supply green hydrogen to an inland container vessel operated by Future Proof Shipping (FPS) in the Netherlands. The deal has been hailed as a milestone on the path to the decarbonisation of inland waterways.

  • The full-scale HySeas III test at Kongsberg's facility in Ågotnes, Norway on  1 December 2021
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    Successful full-scale string test for PEMFC propulsion system

    2021-12-03T14:02:00Z

    Kongsberg successfully concluded a string test for a full-scale electric propulsion system based on 600kW of hydrogen-powered PEM fuel cells at a facility in Ågotnes outside Bergen on 1 December. 

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    Project to accelerate development of Dutch hydrogen solutions receives funding

    2021-12-01T17:21:00Z

    A Netherlands based consortium intended to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen into the maritime sector has been awarded a grant of EUR24.2 million (US$27.4m) from the country’s R&D Mobility Fund.

  • A rendering of Helbio's 50m3/h fuel processor unit
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    Consortium to marinise Greek HIWAR gas reformation technology

    2021-11-25T14:30:00Z

    A consortium of industry participants, including class society RINA, ABB, Wärtsilä and the Liberian Registry have formed a consortium to deliver a marinized version of Greek developer Helbio’s gas reformation technology.

  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems has started commissioning tests on its fuel cell demonstrator
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    PEM Fuel Cell Demonstrates Maritime And Land Potential

    2021-11-22T11:51:00Z

    A 250kW fuel cell demonstrator has been operational since mid-September at Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ Friedrichshafen plant, just 18 months after the idea of such an installation was first conceived, said Philippe Gorse, the company’s director for fuel cell solutions

  • A concept drawing of a large vessel powered by fuel cells
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    More Demand And Demand For More, Says ABB

    2021-11-22T11:42:00Z

    Collaboration is key to ABB Marine & Ports’ fuel cell ambitions and it allows Jostein Bogan, its product manager for energy storage and fuel cells, to take a broad view of the sector as well as at its own involvement.

  • HyShip is planning to bring a combined ro-ro and hydrogen carrier into service in 2024
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    EU Projects And Commercial Interest For Kongsberg

    2021-11-22T11:28:00Z

    An EU-funded project, HyShip, will result in a ro-ro demonstration ship powered by fuel cells and operated by Wilhelmsen to distribute liquid green hydrogen (LH2) to hydrogen hubs along the south western Norwegian coast while carrying cargo to coastal communities.

  • TECO 2030’s 400kW fuel cell secured approval in principle from DNV in October
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    Fuel Cell Power Density Improves, But Can Never Match Diesel

    2021-11-16T10:44:00Z

    When fuel storage volumes are included, lower power density is an inevitable trade-off

  • Eidesvik and Aker BP agreed to collaborate in the retrofit of ammonia-fuelled SOFC technology on board two offshore vessels on 9 November.
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    Aker BP SOFC retrofit deal latest in series of Aker ammonia initiatives

    2021-11-12T11:57:00Z

    When Eidesvik Offshore ASA announced on 9 November that it was signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aker BP to examine the possibility of retrofitting ammonia-fuelled solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC) on two offshore support vessels (OSV), it represented the latest step in a series of ammonia-related initiatives by companies ...

  • Kristian Eikeland Holmefjord, EVP & Project Director – Fuel Cells at Corvus (second from left, pictured with fellow members of Corvus’ management team for the marine fuel cell development project).
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    MEPC Fuel Cell guidelines set standards for industry

    2021-11-02T05:50:00Z

    The latest MEPC provisional guidelines for fuel cells has been announced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The guidelines will have an important part to play as the industry looks to adopt fuel cells for powering vessels in the future.

  • Samsung Heavy Industries plans to conduct a demonstration test of its SOFC-powered design concept at its LNG demonstration facility at Geoje Shipyard.
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    DNV AWARDS AIP TO SHI SOFC-POWERED LNGC DESIGN

    2021-07-02T15:05:00Z

    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from DNV for an LNG carrier design powered by LNG-fuelled solid oxide fuel cells. The AiP, the first of its kind for a design substituting fuel cells for a main mover aboard a deep-sea vessel, was announced by SHI on ...

  • A pilot hybrid fuel cell- battery power system for cruise ships is being developed in the Nautilus project.
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    MODULARITY BRINGS EFFICIENCY TO HYBRID FUEL CELL CONCEPT

    2021-05-01T00:09:00Z

    A consortium of technology developers, shipyards and shipowners is developing a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) genset, and the modularity of the design aims to increase efficiency and facilitate a stepwise transition to low GHG emission fuels.

  • Alfa Laval is participating in a test to study the durability of a methanol-fuelled PEM fuel cell. (credit: Blue World Technologies)
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    HYBRID METHANOL FUEL CELL SYSTEM BEING TESTED FOR MARINE AUXILIARY POWER

    2021-04-26T10:48:00Z

    A hybrid, methanol-fuelled, high-temperature proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system is being tested as part of a joint venture between Blue World Technologies, Alfa Laval and vessel owners DFDS, Maersk Drilling and Hafnia.

  • Shell, Sembmarine and Singaporean shipowner Penguin International agreed to conduct Singapore's first hydrogen PEM FC project.
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    Shell to participate in Singaporean PEM FC retrofit project

    2021-04-23T19:33:00Z

    Shell announced on Thursday 22 April that it would participate in a hydrogen-fuelled fuel cell trial in Singapore.

  • Yanmar has tested a new hydrogen fuel cell system on board its EX38A FC Photo: Yanmar
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    Yanmar trials new marine H2 fuel cell

    2021-04-01T12:34:00Z

    Yanmar Holdings and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology have conducted a field demonstration test for a new maritime hydrogen fuel cell system.

  • The Electrochemical Discovery Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory. (credit: ANL)
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    THE WINNER IN THE QUEST TO BOOST BATTERY ENERGY DENSITY REMAINS UNCERTAIN

    2021-03-02T18:21:00Z

    Many start-ups have announced developments in lithium-ion battery technology, but, says Dr George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, “I’d like to see a little more before putting my money on the table.”

  • Becker Marine System's managing director Dirk Lehmann and COBRA business unit lead Godehard Gauf (credit: Becker Marine Systems)
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    DNV GL grants Type Approval to Becker Marine Systems battery system

    2021-02-23T18:22:00Z

    Classification society DNV GL has granted Type Approval to a battery system supplied by Becker Marine Systems. The first orders of the COBRA battery system, which utilises lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery cell technology, are due to be delivered later in 2021.

  • Sotirios Mamalis, Manager, Sustainability, Fuels and Technology, ABS is presenting on 10 February at the IMO Symposium on alternative fuels on Hydrogen as Marine Fuel (credit: ABS)
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    Understanding the potential of Hydrogen as a marine fuel

    2021-02-09T16:44:00Z

    Hydrogen faces challenges common to other alternative fuels; price, availability, storage and the need for renewable feedstocks, writes Sotirios Mamalis, Manager, Sustainability, Fuels and Technology, ABS

  • Corvus Energy's factory in Bergen
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    Corvus to develop PEM FC systems with Toyota stacks

    2021-02-01T10:53:00Z

    Toyota and Corvus Energy have announced plans to develop hydrogen fuel-cell systems, with the intention of making maritime-certified fuel cell systems commercially available by 2024.

  • High-temperature superconductor (HTS) tapes.  Photo: Theva
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    Very cool: superconductors made simple

    2021-01-26T16:28:00Z

    Superconductors haven’t often been mentioned in relation to shipping. However, not only could the technology cut the space requirement for both onboard grid and motors, some alternative-fuel vessels might even give it a leg up, writes Stevie Knight.