FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY
Fuel Cell powertrains turn fuel into electricity using no moving parts while producing no exhaust other than water so clean you can drink it. Since fuel cells require much less space for maintenance they can be arranged like server racks allowing the on-board space to be used more efficiently. Fuel Cell systems afford the same operational flexibility as diesel but with zero emissions and simpler maintenance.
“Fuel cells have been the next big thing for 25 years, but now they are reality”
- Juha Koskela, ABB Marine & Ports Managing Director
ELECTRIC DRIVE WITHOUT THE HASSLE
- No Pollution & Zero Emissions
- Not a GHG
- No water contamination if spilled
Fuel Cell systems generate electricity without any moving parts and are less prone to failure than combustion engines which have hundreds of moving parts.
FLEXIBILITY THAT GETS YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO
Exclusively battery based powertrains are great if you know your exact route time and your vessel will be used for the same purpose throughout its life cycle. Using hydrogen fuel to power your electric drive in conjunction with batteries affords far greater flexibility. With a hydrogen system there's no need to fill out a detailed specification sheet outlining planned route and available electric utility infrastructure.
Specifications for a hydrogen system are as simple as the Power (hp) and fuel amount (gal of diesel). There are no usage or resale restrictions resulting in a higher resale value of your vessel and the ability to change your route as needed.
THE POWER OF HYDROGEN
Hydrogen is the simplest element consisting of only one proton and one electron. It is the most plentiful element in the universe and extremely high in energy. Hydrogen as a fuel source is similar to natural gas but does not contain carbon. Hydrogen Fuel Cells directly convert hydrogen to power with zero emissions. Hydrogen has been around for decades as a commodity with a proven track record for handling and safe usage in countless commercial/industrial applications.