e1 Marine announced that its M-series methanol to hydrogen generator has received Approval in Principle (AiP) for marine applications from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator on any vessel type.
he fuel cell grade hydrogen output meets all relevant ISO standards, and cab be used with fuel cells to generate electricity or to supplement the standard fuel of a conventional engine.
Robert Schluter, Managing Director at e1 Marine, commented:
The M-series methanol to hydrogen generator is making hydrogen a viable fuel option for the maritime industry for vastly different applications
Moreover, Gary Noonan, Director of Innovation at Ardmore Shipping, added that: “when combined with PEM fuel cell technology, the e1 Marine Methanol Reformer costs are comparable with a Tier III generator set. However, it also shows more than a 25% relative improvement when comparing energy efficiencies in typical operation. This helps vessels to improve Carbon Intensity Indicator ratings and can be maximized further when using green methanol.”
Before RMI’s approval, LR had also granted and AiP in May 2022.