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Lürssen installs first fuel cell on a yacht

Bremen, 21 April 2021 Lürssen is building its first yacht with fuel cell technology for a pioneering and technology driven client. The fuel cell is flanking the conventional generators and is a big step to an emission free Lürssen yacht. This innovative technology makes it possible to anchor emission-free for 15 days or cruise 1000 miles at slow speed.

Peter Lürssen states: „My grandfather built the world’s first motorboat in 1886, my dream is to be the first to build a yacht without a combustion engine.”

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02.02.2021 e4ships c/o SMM Digital

 e4ships– fuel cells in maritime applications - is a cluster of leading German shipyards, shipping companies, fuel cell manufacturers, suppliers and classification societies funded by the German government as part of the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme. It centres on demonstration projects that pioneer and showcase the decarbonisation of maritime and inland shipping. Read more.


27.01.2021 e4ships c/o Deutsche Wasserstoffvollversammlung

A joint conference of the NIP General Assembly and the German Hydrogen Congress

 

Conference highlight 2021: The importance of hydrogen for achieving climate protection targets is moving ever further into the focus of the political agenda. The joint conference of the NIP General Assembly and the German Hydrogen Congress provides an overview of the state of development of technology, products and projects while offering the opportunity to learn more about the strategic positioning of federal and state governments on the topic of hydrogen. Read more.


Seaworthy                                          Freudenberg’s safety concept for maritime fuel cell system gets certification

Weinheim (Germany), November 3, 2020. The methanol-operated fuel cell system from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has been issued “Approval in Principle” by the classification society DNV GL. This sets the course for further testing: Systems backed by the “Pa-X-ell 2” research project will be installed on the AidaNova cruise ship as soon as in 2021. Five innovation partners – Freudenberg, Lürssen, Meyer Werft, AIDA Cruises, and DNV GL – work closely together here.

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ELEKTRA film (German)


NOW symposium – “Zero Emission Shipping”: the future of ports as integrated energy systems

In the framework of its “Zero Emission Shipping” symposium on 4 September 2019 in Hamburg, NOW GmbH successfully continued its event series on alternative shipping fuels and maritime future energies. The key focus was a holistic approach to ports as integrated energy systems with the aim of shaping them for the future through smart grids, shore power, electric mobility, hydrogen, fuel cells and power-to-x technology.


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Press article ‘Fuel cells starting to play part in cutting ship emissions’
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e4ships film (german)


e4ships partners

'e4ships – fuel cells in maritime applications' is a cluster of leading German shipyards, shipping companies, fuel- cell manufacturers, suppliers and classification societies. Our German government-funded brief centres on demonstration projects that pioneer and showcase the decarbonisation of maritime and inland shipping.


e4ships brochure (2009-2016)

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