Marine application for fuel cell technology
Fuel cells and the marine industry is a good match. Integration of SerEnergy’s fuel cell application for distributed power generation on board of a ship offers a broad range of opportunities by increasing efficiency of the entire power generation and distribution network.
Marine energy systems are intrinsically not connected to the electric grid and needs to operate with high reliability for a longer period of time. With most machinery on a ship driven electrically, the demand for electrical power is huge. SerEnergy’s fuel cell application for distributed power generation can reduce weight and power wasted in all the long cable runs providing every piece of equipment on the boat with its own private wire connection.
SerEnergy’s fuel cell application for distributed power generation can be applied by integrating the system into a passenger ship, with the necessary flexibility and performance to serve as a power generation source for the hotel load. Any number of fuel cell units can be combined to serve the power need of the actual ship.
Diesel generators are the most frequently used energy source on ships today, but they also generate substantial unwanted outcomes, such as pollution, noise and a high level of maintenance. Replacing diesel generators with SerEnergy’s fuel cell systems, is a way of reducing this problem, as they provide a highly environmentally friendly power solution and emit less CO2 and NOx per kilowatt generated power, produces less noise because of the lack of moving parts and require less maintenance.