New EU-funded project seeks rapid adoption of marine batteries

Current Direct, a new research and innovation project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, aims revolutionize the way of water transport by enabling rapid adoption of marine battery systems, cutting costs and reducing GHG emissions. 

Initiative focuses on marine battery health

The research institute Fraunhofer ISE, battery supplier Corvus, Carnival Maritime GmbH and DNV GL joined forces and launched an initiative called “DDD-Batman”, in order to study maritime battery health.

Watch: Vessel sails for 20 minutes based on battery only

The vessel Altera Wave is is built to DNV GL’s Battery Power notation and has a battery pack of 1808kWh installed. Based on its latest trial, the vessel is able to maintain 6-7 knots for almost 20 minutes on batteries only.

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