Proton Motor Power Systems plc has provided updates on its agreements with Torqeedo GmbH and Acua Ocean Limited.
Torqeedo, a part of the Deutz Group, and Proton Motor are working on a project to develop a marine hydrogen hybrid system building kit, which will deliver fuel cell powers between 30 and 120 kW variable hydrogen storage capacity. The project will complement Torqeedo’s existing Deep Blue Hybrid portfolio of marine drive systems. The project has now received funding from the Bavarian federal government.
Acua Ocean has recently received two funding grants to develop the world’s first zero-carbon emission long-endurance USV powered by liquid hydrogen, with a combined project value of £1.05 million. One grant is for the feasibility and demonstration projects commenced in September and see Acua Ocean working with shipbuilders PDL Marine in partnership with the University of Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, while the other is for ship fitting and electrical outfitting is being carried out by Lowestoft-based firms SMS and Trident Marine Electrical. Proton Motor will supply hydrogen fuel cells to Acua Ocean for the projects.
Meanwhile, ITM Power today (15th November) announced to have signed a contract to deliver 12 MW of electrolysis equipment to be deployed in 2022. The project was already included in the contracts backlog (in negotiation) and now moves into progress. The customer and location remain confidential due to commercial sensitivities.