Maersk joining with other Nordic companies as partner for solid oxide fuel cell
Marine companies formed cluster from Denmark and Sweden including Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping have keyed into a mutual project
to Expedite the growth of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.
The Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program approved sponsorship to The SOFC Maritime project. It will focus on optimum usage of upcoming green fuels thru the application of SOFCs for power production on marine vessels.
The partners stated SOFCs can generate power effectively and efficiently than internal combustion engines running on the same fuel without creating polluting emissions or particulates, and ammonia-based SOFCs are especially appealing since ammonia can be manufactured in huge using renewable electricity and no biomass resource.
Alfa Laval will lead the growth initiative. Haldor Topsoe will provide the essential SOFC stack technology, while DTU Energy will backing up system layout and component testing. Svitzer will bring a shipowner perspective and the Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping will confirm a broad industry overview, end-to-end analysis of various energy pathways and a detailed techno-economic analysis.
Alfa Laval’s marine division, president Sameer Kalra
Stated that, Working on challenges of shipping’s environment
And climate change in particular needs diversified powerful technologies.
We can examine the chances and bring them to fruitfulness in time to make a transformation by associating with experts in fellow marine industry.
Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center, CEO Bo Cerup-Simonsen
Stated that “We are enthusiastic to follow this project “Zero Carbon Shipping” , which will deliver necessary information and enrich the probability of forthcoming pathways to zero carbon shipping based on SOFCs,”