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Lukas Kistner

Lukas is a research assistant at the Institute for Electrical Energy Systems, Leibniz Universität Hannover. He is also responsible for energy and component management and energy storage design on the e4ships-MultiSchIBZ project, which is funded by the BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport) and coordinated by NOW (National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology). In 2018 he completed his MSc in Power Engineering at Leibniz Universität Hannover.


Fuel cell technologies and synthetic fuels for ship applications

The decarbonization of the global ship traffic is one of the industry’s greatest challenges for the next decades and will likely only be achieved with the introduction of synthetic fuels. Until now, however, not one single best technology solution emerged to ideally fit this task. Instead, many different energy carriers including hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, methane, and synthetic diesel are subject of discussion for usage in either internal combustion engines or fuel cells. In order to drive this ongoing discussion, we prepared a case study for the year 2030 with all eligible combinations of power technologies and fuels.