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.

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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

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Ballard’s Experience

Ballard’s Marine Center of Excellence in Hobro, Denmark is dedicated to engineering, manufacturing and servicing fuel cell marine applications. Ballard is actively involved in a number of marine projects, including:  MF Hydra – the world’s first zero-emission liquid hydrogen powered ship build for Norled in Norway,  H2Ports focusing on developing hydrogen and fuel cell solutions for port handling equipment, ELEKTRA – a push boat powered by hydrogen and fuel cells for inland waterway cargo transport in Germany, as well as the development of  megawatt-scale marine power solutions together with ABB.

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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.

Contact one of our fuel cell experts to get information on Ballard's marine solutions. 


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