Sunfire supplies ThyssenKrupp with 50KW fuel cell as part of SchiBZ project


Sunfire has supplied ThyssenKrupp Marine System with a 50KW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.

The delivery represents the achievement of an important milestone for the Ship-Integrated Fuel Cell project (SchiBZ).

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (as consortium leader) and Sunfire have been working together on the e4ships beacon project – part of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) – since 2013. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the reliability of fuel cells as an on-board source of day-to-day power for ships. The aim of using SOFCs on ocean-going vessels is to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. Stricter legislation in the maritime sector is just one reason why this is necessary.

Having successfully tested the system at its headquarters in Dresden, Sunfire has now supplied ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems with an initial SOFC with an electrical output of 50KW. The electric output achieved by the prototype fuel cell can be raised to 500 kilowatts by increasing both its specific power and number of modules.

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