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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Keel laying of the world's first emission-free push boat ELEKTRA

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).

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First practical test planned on board AIDAnova in 2021 as part of the Pa-X-ell2 project 

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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.

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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