Advantages of Hydrogen Technology


The current generation of fuel cell systems and the deployment of hydrogen supply infrastructure benefits hydrogen electrification solutions installed on vessels that operate inland and on coastal routes. This includes ferries, ROPAX and canal ferries with a power range from 100 kW up to several megawatts. To create operating efficiency and a commercial business case, vessels should be operating on fixed routes where refueling stations and hydrogen supply hubs are deployed. These hubs will create opportunities for sector coupling and will be essential for hydrogen development.

Efficiency & Performance

Higher efficiency than ICE while delivering outstanding performance. Combined with battery to be sized for various power demand. Ramp up quickly and are dynamically adjustable to real-time power demands even under fast-changing weather, building a resilient and flexible in-hull or on-deck power generation system.


The vessel will only emit water, decarbonizing the vessel’s operations. With a renewable hydrogen value chain, you can be truly zero emissions.

Fast fueling and long range

For a fixed route, the fueling and infrastructure will be easily arranged. The time for refueling the vessel will be as in the same range as diesel.

Future proof marine power and economy

It is possible to choose zero emissions right from the start. Hydrogen fuel cells are already fitted to several ships and many other applications: buses, trucks, trains, stationary power, the list goes on. By choosing fuel cell technology there will be no need to re-invest in retrofitting during your ship’s lifecycle. You will be at the forefront of technology and operationally secure for the next 30 years. The perfect alternative to diesel or batteries You are probably aware that diesel is the problem and BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) is not the solution to all problems. For diesel the drawbacks are high maintenance costs, noise, smell and CO2 emissions limiting potential sailing locations. Batteries, although emission free, have a low energy density and therefore take up too much space. And the time needed for charging limits operational usability and puts a strain on local electrical grids. A hydrogen fuel cell setup, including electrical engines, takes up little space, produces almost no noise or vibrations and requires limited maintenance. There is also hydrogen available today that no one uses, e.g. from various industries. That way you can drastically lower GHG emissions right now and move to true zero emissions when hydrogen production from renewable energy sources is more developed.

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