Maritime fuel cell test success offer hope for hydrogen’s place in shipping

Ceres’ fuel cells have proved effective at reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in the maritime sector, following two UK Government funded projects, offering hope that hydrogen will soon power ships.

As part of a consortium involving GE Power Conversion, MSC Cruise Management UK and Lloyd’s register, Ceres has been able to confirm the feasibility of using a 10MW natural gas, fuel cell installed on a large vessel, replacing diesel-fuelled generators.

Caroline Hargrove, Chief Technical Officer at Ceres, commented, “The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition has been an invaluable process for the Ceres team, and we have welcomed the opportunity to work with so many leading operators and engineers from the global maritime industry.

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