ABB: Scaling up fuel cells for shipping’s greener future

ABB: Scaling up fuel cells for shipping’s greener future

Accelerating efforts in developing fuel cell technologies capable of powering ocean-going vessels, ABB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with hydrogen specialist Hydrogène de France (HDF) last month, with the intent to jointly manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems.

Building on an existing collaboration announced on in June 2018 with Ballard Power Systems, the leading global provider of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell solutions, ABB and HDF intend to optimise fuel cell manufacturing capabilities to produce a megawatt-scale power plant for marine vessels.

Ballard was quick to congratulate ABB and HDF on the announcement and here in an exclusive with H2 View, ABB sheds more light on the system to be manufactured at HDF’s new facility in Bordeaux, France and the wider movement of scaling up fuel cells for shipping’s greener future.

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