After a ship-naming ceremony on Friday, the MS innogy is now ready to take passengers for a green tour on the beautiful Lake Baldeneysee. The MS innogy, the first vessel in Germany to be powered by methanol fuel cells, is a project by innogy, a leading distributor of green energy in Germany and the City of Essen. The methanol fuel cell system powering the vessel is developed and manufactured by the Danish fuel cell manufacture SerEnergy.
For the past three years, the Danish fuel cell company SerEnergy, in collaboration with Aalborg University, has been working on creating an alternative energy source for the telco industry, which today is relying on polluting and high maintenance-requiring diesel generators. The development has paid off and as part of the project, SerEnergy has set up fuel cell systems for the telco industry in six countries worldwide.
With the aim to develop a cost efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle, the Danish methanol fuel cell manufacturer SerEnergy is now launching a commercial reformed methanol fuel cell vehicle with a driving range up to 800 km on a tank of methanol.