PowerCell Sweden and Siemens will present their plans for a fuel cell-based system that can be integrated into ships such as ferries, yachts and cruise ships next week at the international maritime trade fair SMM in Germany.
The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) earlier this month in Hamburg. The aim of the cooperation is to jointly develop a fuel cell-based drive and power generating system for marine applications.
Fuel cell-based drive and power systems could greatly reduce the dependency on fossil fuels in the commercial shipping industry, PowerCell explained in a press release.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has set a target to reduce the emissions from commercial shipping by 50% by 2050, which will require a substantial decrease in the use of fossil fuels.
In June a power generating system based on fuel cell stacks from PowerCell got the first ever approval in principle for use in maritime vessels by DNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company.
SMM will be held in Hamburg from 4th to 7th September.
The municipality of Mariestad in Sweden has revealed plans to build the world’s first solar-powered gas station for hydrogen (H2).
Carbon-free fuel, which can be stored or transported for later use, came a step closer as Siemens prepares to launch its Green Ammonia Energy Storage Demonstrator, in Oxfordshire, UK.
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