Alstom subsidiary’s marine fuel cell receives approval in principle

In a step forward for hydrogen-powered maritime applications, Helion announced on Thursday (August 4) that it had received approval in principle (AiP) for its marine fuel cell.

The AiP from the French testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) company, Bureau Veritas, has taken Helion’s FC-RACK™ closer to certification.

H2 View understands, the FC-RACK will incorporate a thermal management system, dedicated on-board control system, and a hydrogen safety system, allowing it to be installed inside or on the deck of the vessel.

It is hoped the industrialisation of Helion’s fuel cell will enable marine players to decarbonise the maritime sector and meet their Net Zero goals.

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