Ballard Power Systems and ABB received groundbreaking approval in principle (AiP) from DNV for a jointly developed fuel cell concept capable of generating 3 MW (4,000 HP) of electrical power for ships.
The AiP represents an important milestone in developing new technology, as an independent assessment of the concept confirms the feasibility of the design and no significant obstacles exist to prevent the concept from being realized.
The high-power fuel cell unit is a flexible solution that will support the energy needs of multi-megawatt scale vessels with diverse use cases. For example, a cruise vessel operating in coastal areas could either run entirely on zero-emission fuel cell power or switch to it when operating in environmentally sensitive areas or emission control zones, while a ferry with a regular schedule and frequent bunkering opportunities could operate solely on fuel cell power. For ocean-going vessels, fuel cell power could support auxiliary needs. The concept of the solution also envisions the
Hyzon Motors and MaserFrakt sign vehicles supply agreement
Hyzon Motors Europe BV (Hyzon Motors Inc’s joint venture with Holthausen Clean Technology Investment BV) and MaserFrakt (a major Swedish transport group) have signed a vehicle supply agreement.
The collaboration marks a milestone in enabling emission-free long-haul transport in Sweden, as it is expected to bring the first hydrogen-powered heavy trucks in commercial operation to the country.
Under the contract, Hyzon will supply two HyMax-250 fuel cell electric trucks built on a 6×4 vehicle chassis. Through 98 kg of hydrogen stored onboard, the 64-ton trucks are expected to range up to 680 km.
MaserFrakt has already established a fleet of 1500 vehicles, half of which already operate without fossil fuels; the Hyzon vehicles are expected to be the first fuel cell electric vehicles in the fleet.
MaserFrakt has already announced plans to support hydrogen infrastructure development through agreements for hydrogen supply with Svea Vind Offshore and a hydrogen filling station with NEL.
MaserFrakt has received support and funding for its hydrogen initiatives through the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Klimatklivet and Naturvårdsverket). As part of MaserFrakt’s participation in TRB Sverige AB, a network for sustainable fuels and heavy transports, the company has committed to reducing emissions by 70% within its own operations by 2026.
MaserFrakt AB will be the first company to deploy a Hyzon hydrogen heavy truck on the road in Sweden. The initial order paves the way for future collaborations to expand hydrogen mobility in Sweden.