Ballard unveils new technology for marine vessels

In an effort to achieve the United Nations International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) goal to half the amount of carbon emissions associated with the marine sector, Ballard Power Systems has launched a new fuel cell product designed to power vessels.

Unveiled today, the FCwave™ is a 200-kilowatt modular unit boats more than a 30,000-hour operating lifetime and can be scaled in series up to the multi-megawatt power level.

As well as providing primary propulsion power for vessels, the unit can also provide stationary electrical power to support hotel and auxiliary loads of marine vessels while docked at port.

Rob Campbell, Chief Commercial Officer at Ballard, said, “Ballard is focused on heavy- and medium-duty motive applications, particularly where requirements include heavy payload, extended range and rapid refuelling.”

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