Alma Clear Energy, Odfjell, and DNV have this week introduced a brand new milestone within the improvement of a stable oxide gas cell (SOFC) system.
The gas cell system will probably be put in on a chemical tanker by the tip of 2024, aiming to show the potential for considerably decrease gas consumption and CO2 emissions for deep-sea transport, the trio stated at an occasion in Singapore.
“Because the maritime business faces main challenges adjusting to zero emissions over the following many years, gas cells show a promising potential for scalable use for longer distances and bigger power wants in transport. It’s due to this fact important to start out gathering sensible onboard expertise with gas cells, with out compromising on security,” the companie burdened.
Stable oxide gas cells (SOFC) are gas versatile, and might convert fuels like ammonia, LNG, methanol, and hydrogen to electrical energy with a doubtlessly increased power effectivity than inside combustion engines. With a maritime stable oxide gas cells resolution, transport corporations will be capable to scale back emissions quick time period and function emission-free as soon as different fuels change into out there.
The challenge companions intend to put an 80KW pure gas-fueled stable oxide gas cell container on board one among Odfjell’s chemical tankers, to show SOFC as an environment friendly power converter for deep-sea transport. In January 2023, Alma Clear Energy was awarded DNV’s Approval in Precept (AiP) for his or her design of a 1MW ammonia fueled SOFC system.
“We’re very enthusiastic about this collaboration with Odfjell and DNV. Odfjell, for continued assist by years of improvement and recognizing this challenge as an excellent alternative for innovation and testing on board their vessel, and DNV for bringing within the broad experience of a classification society, making use of their rule framework and making certain an intensive risk-based method to the design, development, set up and operation onboard the vessel,” says Bernt Skeie, CEO of Alma Clear Energy.
“We’ve been working structured and actively with energy-efficiency applied sciences and decarbonization for greater than a decade, and this challenge represents one other progressive step in power efficiency-, gas flexibility and 0 emissions functionality improvements. We sit up for persevering with the collaboration with DNV and Alma Clear Energy, and to doc the affect this know-how can ship in our frequent quest to decarbonize deep-sea transport,” says Harald Fotland, CEO of Odfjell.
“That is an thrilling challenge for DNV to be a part of with two very forward-leaning companions. Figuring out an acceptable danger degree and making use of DNV’s current rule framework will probably be key to managing the dangers of the set up. On the similar time, the challenge gives an ample alternative to be taught from the sensible software to additional enhance our guidelines and tips and use this enter to facilitate constructive dialogues with the relevant Flag Authorities,” says Tuva Flagstad-Andersen, Regional Supervisor Maritime – North Europe.