A 100-kilowatt FCveloCity® fuel cell engine Ballard Power Systems sold and delivered to ABB Marine & Ports Finland is on display and also being utilised for onsite power at an event today in New York.

Held at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, the Royal Carribean Cruises event involves the demonstration of leading edge technologies currently being used by that company. These technologies include robotics, computer technology and energy efficiency technology.

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Source: Ballard Power Systems

The clean energy provider said port cities around the globe are seeking ways to reduce marine vessel emissions and fuel cells provide an attractive option for this need by delivering zero emission energy. 

Following the event in Brooklyn, New York, ABB intends to install and test the Ballard FCveloCity fuel cell engine and related hydrogen (H2) storage system aboard a ship. The initial focus will be to deliver energy for hotel loads needed during port operations, with longer term plans focusing on evaluating the use of fuel cells for propulsion systems.

Ballard’s Chief Commerical Officer, Rob Campbell, said, “We are very pleased that Ballard fuel cell technology has been chosen by ABB for this project. ABB is a market leader in marine solutions and the marine market is a new and exciting opportunity for Ballard in the expanding use of our fuel cells for heavy duty power applications.”