The company revealed it has sold two of its Nuvera® E-60 Fuel Cell Engines to Nexus which is currently developing modular zero-emission solutions for maritime and onshore applications.
H2 View understands Nexus will use the 60kW hydrogen fuel cell engines in the development of a common powerpack for maritime and onshore use, for both stationary and heavy-duty applications.
The latest deal follows on from an agreement struck with Italian-based H2Boat in October last (2022) for the supply of its fuel cells for hydrogen-powered marine applications.
“Fuel cells are a very attractive solution for the maritime sector, which is especially difficult to decarbonise,” said Santiago Breani, Sales and Business Development Leader in Europe at Nuvera. “Used by fuel cells to produce electricity, hydrogen provides a clean alternative to gasoline and diesel combustion engines and can provide either primary propulsion or auxiliary power to vessels of any class – large or small, commercial or recreational.”
Wouter Guijt, co-founder of Nexus Energy, added, “In many applications, battery electric boats are not suited to the operational profile and range requirements or charging options are not available. We’re excited to be teaming with Nuvera to bring the operational and commercial benefits of high-performance fuel cell technology to the maritime and heavy duty sector.”
Speaking at H2 View’s Mobility Snap Summit in November 2022, Dipak Mistry, Director of Commercial Partnerships at Ceres told viewers that fuel cell technologies could play a key role in the future of maritime.
Mistry explained, “Advanced fuel cell technologies provide a much higher efficiency, they are fuel flexible, so you can use the technology today with available fuels and later transition to future fuels,” telling the summit fuel cells offer a “no regrets solution.”
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