The rules governing shipping emissions are now stricter than ever. At the same time, shipping companies are becoming greener and their passengers more environmentally aware. For maritime and inland shipping, the dawn of this new era is full of challenges.
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.
In the MultiSchIBZ project, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is steering a two-phase optimisation and design evolution process for the SchIBZ2 fuel cell system, the objective being to launch commercial applications.
Spearheaded by Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the SchIBZ2 project – which follows on from SchIBZ – aims to test a previously developed hybrid diesel-driven fuel cell system on land but also at sea on the general cargo ship MS Forester. The project aims to validate the individual components' seaworthiness – separately and as an integrated whole.