New developments expand hydrogen carrier cracking concepts

e1 Marine S130 hydrogen generator

Source: e1 Marine

The development of methanol and ammonia cracking technologies is expanding to offer a more compact alternative to onboard hydrogen storage.

Element One, founding company of e1 Marine, recently announced its new M Series M30 methanol to hydrogen generator, a high-density model for multi-MW scale marine applications. First sales are expected in Q1 2024. The M30 is a scaled-up version of the earlier M18 model and has increased hydrogen density relative to its footprint. The Hydrogen One towboat included 10 M18 hydrogen generators, and the next vessel in the line will require six M30s, bringing space savings of nearly 40%.

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