Pa-X-ell 2


Together with its project partners, the Meyer Werft-led demonstration project Pa-X-ell2 builds on the results of the preceding Pa-X-ell project. It aims to develop and test a new generation of high-temperature fuel cells (HT PEM) for decentralised energy grids and hybrid energy systems for seagoing vessels.

Specifically, this means formulating a concept for a decentralised energy grid, and developing and configuring subsystems, as well as testing them under conditions that closely simulate their future operating environment in a decentralised network. Furthermore, using a test facility, Pa-X-ell2 has set out to validate the basic functionality of a hybrid energy system

Based on standardised fuel cell modules for power, heat and cooling but permitting scalability to any output required, this system marks a new generation of fuel cells and production processes.


The system is operated by means of an internal reformer with a methanol-and-water mixture. Also integral to the development of future-proof energy concepts is the piloting of test systems on passenger ships under real-time conditions


Fuel cell: HT PEM


Fuel: Methanol, optional LNG


Project managed by: Meyer Werft

Project partnered by: besecke | Carnival Maritime | DLR | DNV GL | EPEA | Fr. Lürssen Werft | Serenergy A/S


Project term: 01 January 2017 -30 September 2019