Across the maritime sector, GHG emission standards for vessels are being tightened. These emissions regulations will have a significant impact on vessels, and the organizations that operate them. Now is the time to look at solutions, and to move forward with zero–emission technologies.
Advantages of Fuel Cell Vessels
Marine certified fuel cells are set to play a key role in helping the industry address GHG emissions on the water and in ports. Hydrogen and fuel cell technology offers the most promising, reliable, and scalable power solution that can meet future emission requirements and decarbonize the industry. Key benefits of fuel cell solutions:
|• Modular power systems are scalable for many load requirements and flexible configurations adapt to vessel space constraints
|• Low maintenance costs and an extremely long service life
• Deployed in parallel, dispatchable configurations to meet variable power requirements
• Flexible hydrogen refueling which allows for convenient refueling at docks
Proven Solutions for Marine Vessels
Hydrogen fuel cell power—a proven zero-emission solution for powering transit buses, trucks and other heavy-duty transport—offers real potential for a variety of marine vessels. Ballard provides modular, scalable FCwave™ fuel cell systems for ferries, barges and cruise ships.