Having inked a Letter of Intent (LoI) on Monday (Feb 7), the trio said they will focus on manufacturing 600kW solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) to slash emissions generated by the growing market – and they want to hit the market in 2025.

Once developed, the fuel cells will be installed, modified and integrated for marine applications.

According to the International Maritime Organisation’s ’s 2018 greenhouse gas strategy, total annual greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping should be reduced by 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 with the help of clean technologies.

Jeff Jeong, CEO of Doosan Fuel Cell, said, “Shell is a global leading leader in the marine industry. Consortium with Shell will lay the foundation for Doosan to expedite our marine fuel cell business, thereby dominating the market. In response to call for deep cuts in greenhouse emissions from international shipping, we will remain committed to commercialising marine fuel cells in 2025.

“In addition, Doosan is determined to achieve results swiftly in our new businesses, such as mobility and hydrogen refuelling stations, not to mention the SOFC development.”

An office from Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering, added, “This cooperation is expected to boost maritime applications of fuel cells which will play an important role as an alternative green energy source.

“Moving forward, we will continue to develop green marine technologies to advance further in the green shipping industry.”


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