A team from Ballard Power Systems’ Marine Center of Excellence in Denmark is exhibiting the company’s recently classified FCwave fuel cell module at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo 2022.
The type-approved module is claimed to be the first implementation-ready, commercially available fuel cell solution for marine applications. The scalable 200kW fuel cell module can be utilized as a plug-and-play replacement for conventional diesel engines and has been designed in collaboration with several industry partners to ensure it is durable enough for use within the maritime sector.
Ballard Power Systems’ zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell solution can deliver several benefits for vessels, including extended range when using either gaseous or liquid hydrogen fuels, in addition to safe and reliable operation. Furthermore, the solution is flexible and can be adapted to suit a range of different vessel power requirements and installation constraints.
“Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo is an excellent opportunity for the team to demonstrate the importance of fuel cells and hydrogen power as the marine sector takes the next important steps to decarbonize operations,” said Søren Østergaard Hansen, general manager of marine at Ballard Power Systems Europe. “As the first DNV type-approved module, FCwave provides shipowners and operators with confidence in fuel cells as a viable, zero-emission solution, and can help accelerate adoption of the technology.”