Preliminary Conference Program



Day 3: Thursday 27 June

Developments in Energy Storage Systems
08:50 - 15:40

08:50

New 124kWh modular battery pack for hybrid marine

Massimo Mantovani
Industry manager
Nidec ASI
ITALY
Marine batteries must be compact and highly reliable, but these characteristics are not the only key features. Achieving the best performance and enhancing reliability and longevity requires seamless integration between the battery and the control system. The BMS and the PMS must be able to interact in real time, which is why Nidec has developed a proprietary battery module for naval applications. With an innovative modular design with a power density of 124kWh per module, the assembly of large-capacity batteries is greatly simplified and the number of modules needed has been drastically reduced, offering significant space savings.

09:10

Aluminum-air batteries for marine applications

Udi Erell
Director, marine applications
Phinergy
ISRAEL
Aluminum-air technology allows an energy density that surpasses conventional battery technologies, at much lower prices. Furthermore, unlike rechargeable batteries, the Al-air battery does not lose capacity when not in use, and does not degrade over time. The aluminum anode depletes only when producing electricity, eventually saturating the electrolyte. Both are easily replaced and the electrolyte is recyclable. Phinergy has already fielded its patented aluminum-air batteries in land applications and is now adapting the technology to marine applications. A zero-emission hybrid solution is proposed by combining an aluminum-air 20ft shipping container, charging up to 10MWh to onboard batteries.

09:30

New energy storage system and usage of this system

Tatsuya Ono
Manager
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd
JAPAN
Kawasaki is developing a new energy storage system that doesn't use Li-ion battery (LiB). Instead of LiB, Kawasaki is using Li-ion capacitor (LiC). This has quite different characteristics compared with LiB, so usage of this technology differs from conventional ones. A combination of LiB and LiC can also be considered. We will discuss this technology and its use in marine propulsion and powerplant.

09:50

Energy storage systems for ships.

Giordano Torri
Chief technology officer
Fincantieri SI SpA
ITALY
Energy storage systems (ESS) are penetrating the field of marine power systems, driven by improvement in performance, better efficiency, fuel saving, and containment of pollution and emissions. Two applications are discussed. First, the ESS as part of a new grid in DC for onboard electric power distribution. Second, the ESS used for retrofitting existing onboard AC grids. The paper shows the architecture and explains the benefits of these two solutions for medium/small ships such as tugs and ferries.

10:10

Q&A

11:00

Study on electrical storage for ships (batteries)

Ricardo Batista
Project officer, environment and capacity building
European Maritime Safety Agency
PORTUGAL
The objective of the EMSA study on electrical storage for ships, resulting from close cooperation with DNV-GL, was to draw an updated state of the art in current marine battery systems for all-electric or hybrid ship powering applications. In addition to a battery technology overview, the study includes a summary of the main current ship projects with battery/hybridization applications, and a safety assessment for fuel cell-battery hybrid powering application. The study offers an instrument for better understanding of the available options with modern marine battery technologies in the context of overall environmental performance optimization in maritime transport.

11:20

Development of energy storage systems – experiences and class rule updates

Sverre Eriksen
Principal engineer
DNV GL
NORWAY
Energy storage solutions are developing quickly. Technologies like supercapacitors could be an alternative to traditional Li-ion batteries. This presentation will address the upcoming update of the DNV GL class rules for energy storage. It will include latest rule updates for Li-ion battery systems and introduce rules for electrochemical capacitor systems. The presentation will also look back at more than 150 battery/battery-hybrid vessel projects that have been classed by DNV GL in the last five years.

11:40

Development of megawatt-scale marine fuel cell power generating unit

Dr Sami Kanerva
Senior principal engineer
ABB Marine & Ports
FINLAND
In 2018 ABB and Ballard Power Systems announced their collaboration to jointly develop zero-emission fuel cell powerplant for shipping. Fuel cell systems can have various applications for vessels, such as providing power for a ship’s hotel operations during the time of docking, or for powering the propulsion when ships are at sea. With an electrical generating capacity of 1MW and above, the new system will fit within a single module complying with relevant marine regulations and being no bigger than traditional marine engines.

12:00

Fuel cell technology for maritime applications – towards zero-emission navigation

Roel Van De Pas
Chief commercial officer
Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology BV
NETHERLANDS
Hydrogen fuel cells and batteries are becoming the technology mix for the zero-emission navigational future for a large share of the world's fleets. Ongoing industrialization projects such as FELMAR provide the much-needed market adaptation to allow for widespread market adoption.

12:20

Q&A

14:00

Fuel cells and batteries – technologies in comparison and use

Adrian Heuer
Scientist
Fraunhofer ISE
GERMANY
Fuel cells and batteries are competing technologies when electrifying the maritime business. But they should not be. Researchers of Fraunhofer ISE from the Center for Energy Storage Technologies and Systems are showing the characteristics of both technologies and compare them with each other. A brief introduction into the different types of batteries and fuel cells will be given focusing on the most widely used chemistries. Optimal use of each technology is shown for different types of applications. This takes into account the given space and weight constraints of a vessel, typical duty cycles as well as possible fuel or electricity supply chains.

14:30 - 15:40

Panel Discussion - Developing Fuel Cells for Marine Application

Ricardo Batista
Project officer, environment and capacity building
European Maritime Safety Agency
PORTUGAL
Madadh MacLaine
Executive director
Zero Emissions Maritime Technology
UK
Dr Jari Ihonen
Principal scientist
VTT
FINLAND
Roel Van De Pas
Chief commercial officer
Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology BV
NETHERLANDS
Dr Joseph Pratt
CEO & CTO
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine
USA
Moderators:
Adrian Heuer, scientist, Fraunhofer ISE
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