Together with a consortium, the leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has applied for EU funding through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking for the development of a system based on the fuel cell stack PowerCell S3 for integration and testing in marine environments. The application has been positively assessed.
Together with other partners of the MARANDA consortium, PowerCell Sweden AB has applied for EU funding through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking for developing a system based on the fuel cell stack PowerCell S3 for integration and testing in marine environments. The application has been positively assessed and contract signing is expected late December, 2016.
The MARANDA consortium will develop a complete and competitive fuel cell system based on the PowerCell S3 (100kW) fuel cell stack. The system will be installed on board the arctic research vessel Aranda operated by SYKE Marine Research Centre, and it will be validated in demanding marine application during an 18 month period.
“This is a really exciting project and we look with confidence forward to start the cooperation with the other partners in the consortium, to jointly develop a complete and competitive fuel cell system and adopt it for marine environment. As an important part of the project, there is a business case analysis for hydrogen fuel cells in marine applications, taking into account the needs for development of regulations, codes and standards (RCS)”, said Per Wassén, CEO, PowerCell Sweden AB.
The PowerCell S3 is a scalable prototype in the 20-100kW range and is designed to use pure hydrogen as fuel. The fuel cell system entails high potential for reducing energy consumption and emissions from harbour boats and tugs.
The consortium consists of the following European companies and research institutions: ABB Oy (Finland), OMB Saleri S.p.A. (Italy), PersEE (France), Suomen ympäristökeskus (Finland), Swiss Hydrogen SA (Switzerland), and Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (Finland).
The EU funding through Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking is strategically important, but has a limited impact on the company’s results.
Gothenburg, Sweden, November 22, 2016
For further information, please contact:
CEO, PowerCell Sweden AB (publ)
Phone: +46 (31) 720 36 20
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