Alma Clean Power, Odfjell and DNV have announced the development of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system, to be installed on a chemical tanker by the end of 2024.
s Alma Clean Power explains, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) can convert fuels like ammonia, LNG, methanol, and hydrogen to electricity with potentially higher energy efficiency than internal combustion engines.
Harald Fotland, CEO of Odfjell, stated that they’ve been working structured and actively with energy-efficiency technologies and decarbonization for more than a decade, and this project represents another progressive step in energy efficiency-, fuel flexibility and zero emissions capability innovations.
This is an exciting project for DNV to be part of with two very forward-leaning partners. Identifying a suitable risk level and applying DNV’s existing rule framework will be key to managing the risks of the installation.
… commented Tuva Flagstad-Andersen, Regional Manager Maritime – North Europe
The project partners plan to place an 80KW natural gas fuelled SOFC container on Odfjell’s chemical tankers to demonstrate SOFC as an efficient energy converter for deep-sea shipping.
We are very excited about this collaboration with Odfjell and DNV. Odfjell, for continued support through years of development and recognizing this project as a great opportunity for innovation and testing on board their vessel, and DNV for bringing in the broad expertise of a classification society
… said Harald Fotland, CEO of Odfjell.