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.
In the innovation cluster e4ships partners are committed to using fuel cell technology for propulsion and power in shipping and to reducing noxious emissions, such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter. Ultimately, their aim is to help protect the earth’s climate while ensuring the maritime industry is fit for the future. More.
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.
In a ceremony the first component of the ELEKTRA was ceremonially keel laid on 04.11.2019 at the shipyard Hermann Barthel GmbH in Derben (Saxony-Anhalt).
First practical test planned on board AIDAnova in 2021 as part of the Pa-X-ell2 project
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.
'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