Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels

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    Norwegian clean shipping company eyes NH3-fuelled Ultramax series


    Oslo-based ship owner Pherousa Green Shipping AS is planning to order a series of six ammonia-fuelled Ultramax bulk carriers, based on a modified ship design from Deltamarin.

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    First PEM FC-powered barge launched in Rotterdam


    The first inland cargo vessel to sail fully on hydrogen-fuelled fuel cells has been launched in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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    P&O Opts For Union Of Technologies


    A new chapter in the annals of the cross-Channel ferry business is about to unfold through the imminent entry into service of the first of P&O’s much-vaunted Fusion-class ro-pax vessels.

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    Major Polish Boost To Ferry Network


    A new generation of dual-fuel hybrid/electric ro-pax ferries is set to transform the Polish short-sea network from 2025 onwards.

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    UK Backs Zero-Emission Trimaran Project


    The UK Government has allocated funding of nearly £2m ($2.5m) for a novel, zero-emission high-speed ferry research project.

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    VARD to build CSOVs for Purus Wind


    The two new Purus Wind hybrid CSOVs currently in design and build by VARD will be methanol-ready

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    First reference for WinGD hybrid solution on new NYK Line carriers


    In a first for Swiss marine power company WinGD, its dual-fuel X-DF2.0 engines power two newly delivered car carriers for Japanese ship owner NYK Line. The vessels feature its cutting-edge emissions reduction technology, energy management and digital optimisation solutions with the engine at the heart of the energy ecosystem.

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    Methanol a versatile option for fuel cells


    The need to cut emissions quickly is enticing shipowners to consider methanol as a primary energy carrier for hydrogen, says Chris Chatterton, COO of the Methanol Institute

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    Fuel Cell Projects Maturing Fast


    Fuel cells promise zero emission power, and the progress made by the numerous projects underway is bringing technological maturity, if not larger-scale adoption, closer.

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    GE Power Conversion to cooperate with Nedstack in PEM fuel cell


    GE’s Power Conversion business and Netherlands-based PEM fuel cell manufacturer, Nedstack, have signed a partnership to develop marine fuel cell solutions and market them in the commercial marine market. The agreement follows on from a previous collaboration agreement to develop and install a PEM fuel cell system on board a cruise vessel.

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    North Star places 2+2 CSOV order with Vard


    North Star Group has signed a contract with Vard for two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV). The contract includes an option for two further CSOVs. The vessels will be delivered as methanol-ready and will be delivered in H1 2025.

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    Hydrogen supply and storage impeding fuel cell uptake


    Progress is being made to ensure that marine fuel cells are one of the spread of technologies that will ensure that the maritime industry meets its decarbonisation target.

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    New Carbon Capture Technology Uses MCFC Tech To Generate Energy


    Italy-based Ecospray has developed an onboard carbon capture system based on molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) technology and is aiming for mass production by 2025.

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    China launches first hydrogen powered vessel


    China’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered vessel “Three Gorges Hydrogen Boat No. 1” was launched in Guangdong on 17 March.

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    Chart expands maritime carbon capture and hydrogen focus


    TECO and Chart Industries have signed an agreement to extend the scope of their previous carbon capture and storage technology collaboration to include liquid cryogenic fuel storage and supply systems, as well as its recently acquired hydrogen solutions. The two companies originally signed an agreement to work together on carbon capture technology in 2021.

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    Torghattan Nord’s H2 Ferries Mark Shipping’s New Dawn


    As a decision on a shipbuilder for the new H2 ferries for Torghatten Nord nears, The Norwegian Ship Design Company claims their ground-breaking design heralds the dawn of shipping’s zero-emissions era.

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    Viking LH2 fuel cell project advances


    Dr. Pierluigi Busetto of Trieste-based naval architects Navalprogetti s.r.l. discusses the progress of a retrofittable liquid hydrogen (LH2) container-based system in an interview with The Motorship

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    Indian Yard Turning Out 12 Hybrid Coasters


    A new generation of hybrid/diesel-electric cargo vessels ordered by Nordic interests is expected to make its debut in the short-sea trades during the third quarter of 2023.

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    World’s first self-driving passenger ferry


    The world’s first self-driving fully-electric commercial passenger ferry is making its debut in Stockholm

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    Cummins builds new marine partner network


    In its latest marine partnership, Cummins has teamed up with Danfoss Power Solutions’ Editron division to bring hybrid marine solutions to the global maritime market.