To the fjords! With hydrogen…
The world’s first cruise ship to be powered by a liquid hydrogen fuel cell is to be brought into service in Norway by 2023, according to shipowner Havila.

 The vessel will combine a 3.2 MW fuel cell, the largest fuel cell ever placed on a major ship, with batteries to store additional energy to make the system fully emissions-free. The vessel is being designed for Havila by Havyard Design.

Creating a hydrogen-powered cruise ship with zero emissions will enable tourists to visit Norwegian fjords that by 2026 will be off limits to vessels with any carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Many fjords are included on UNESCO’s world heritage list.

Electricity in Norway is generated mainly from wind and hydroelectric sources, but commercial ships using fossil fuels, mainly compressed gas, pollute coastal areas.

According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), shipping is causing 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The European Union says the sector is responsible for some 13% of the bloc’s emissions in the transport sector.

The vessel being is part of Havyard Group’s FreeCO2ast development project.

The liquid hydrogen will be supplied from a bunkering vessel or truck, and then stored on board the cruise ship in a tank. It will be converted into gas again to be used in the fuel cell.

Company officials say the batteries will not for the moment have enough power for larger vessels or longer routes.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on telegram
Telegram
Share on email
Email
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on vk
VK
Share on odnoklassniki
OK
Share on reddit
Reddit

Add comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Indonesia will build 100 MW floating SPP

Indonesian PT PLN Nusantara Power, the subsidiary of the state-owned energy distributor Persero, announced the tender for building a 100 MW floating solar power station (SPP). The Karangkates project will be implemented at the water reservoir of the dumb with the same name on Java Island.

read more ...

Russian scientists developed new method for breaking oil-water emulsions

The scientists from the V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) developed a new method for breaking field oil-water emulsions into water and oil without specialised chemical agents. It helps to receive feedstock for downstream refining or for sales. The research outcomes are published in the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.

read more ...

Archives


October 2020
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031