Corvus Energy, NORCE research institute and other partners have been awarding NOK13,9m funding for a hydrogen maritime project.
Entitled ‘Optimised Hydrogen Powered Maritime Mobility’ (‘OptHyMob’), the project aims to improve operations of hydrogen-driven marine vessels in order to reduce costs and extend the lifetime of hydrogen fuel cells and batteries in hybrid configurations.
It builds on the ongoing H2NOR project, funded in part by Innovation Norway, where Corvus Energy and partners will develop, demonstrate and certify the inherently gas-safe modularised maritime PEM-based FC system based on technology from Toyota.
Svenn Kjetil Haveland, Vice President of Development Projects at Corvus Energy, said, “The lifetime of current fuel cell installations and high cost of hydrogen are barriers for upscaling the hydrogen-driven vessel. By solving this we can accelerate decarbonisation of shipping.”
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