Yara Marine Technologies aims to expand into new green technology for the maritime industry, and its accelerator program for startups aspires to tap into green marine technologies.
Commercial development work has commenced for the first phase of key design and engineering of next-generation vanadium redox flow-battery systems (VRFB Battery) for marine propulsion applications, Canada’s VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. announced.
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.
In its recenty published Safety Flashes for December, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) shares a case where a crewmember injured by a battery explosion onboard vessel deck.
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.
The US Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has shared guidance regarding carriage of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries on small passenger vessels (SPV).
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.
Stena Line announced the development of a new type of energy storage, similar to very large powerbanks, which will be essential for the quick charging of electric ferries in the near future.
Key industry stakeholders joined forces in a DNV GL-led joint development project (JDP) on managing explosion and fire risks related to lithium-ion maritime battery systems.
US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) informed that will fund $373.000 to Kitsap Transit for the battery-electric fast foil ferry model development.
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