Industry players join forces to decarbonise the maritime industry with SOFCs

Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping are joining forces to accelerate the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies, as part of an effort to decarbonise the maritime industry.

Under the project name SOFC4Maritime, funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with the scalability to support marine industry decarbonisation.

Today (18th Jan), as it unveiled its efforts, the consortium said it will target optimal utilisation of future green fuels via application of SOFCs for power production on marine vessels. The collective effort will be headed by Alfa Laval, a marine supplier with more than a century of experience.

Haldor Topsoe will provide the underlying SOFC stack technology, while DTU Energy will support in system layout and component testing. Svitzer will bring a shipowner perspective and the Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping will ensure a broad industry overview, end-to-end analysis of various energy pathways and a detailed techno-economic analysis.

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