TECO 2030 and AVL List have successfully completed the feasibility and concept study for new marine fuel cells, and will now move onto the new stage of development.
The partnership today (26th March) confirmed the news, marking good progress on its fuel cell development roadmap to help cut carbon emissions in shipping and comply with climate goals.
Commenting on the progress, Tore Enger, CEO at TECO 2030, said, “TECO 2030’s marine fuel cell development is going according to plan and has been tested with remarkable results.”
“We are now moving into the next phase together with our Austrian partner AVL. Here, we will develop the stack to the highest marine standard and for dedicated use onboard a ship.”
The building block of the TECO 2030 marine fuel cell system will be the Gen0 fuel cell stacks, developed by AVL. Over the last few weeks, various full-size stacks have been tested and have showed an impressive performance, even exceeding the defined targets.
Within the next phase of the project, the stack platform will be optimised towards marine usage and also extensively tested to meet the lifetime requirements. As an end goal, the partnership hopes to off a specifically designed modular fuel cell system for heavy duty marine applications.
Jürgen Rechberger, Head of Fuel Cells at AVL, said, “Based on the test we have executed so far, we are confident that the Gen0 stack, originally developed for challenging heavy duty truck requirements, will be very competitive in the marine application.”
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