Green Hydrogen in a Container: Future Maritime Fuel?

Is a humble container housing the future fuel of the maritime industry? Wenger Engineering, is undertaking a green hydrogen project on a land at Bremerhaven, with the kit for the fuel packed in a TEU and a FEU.

Image Via: Green Hydrogen Systems

The complete test field, by the German company would be consisting of a pressurized alkaline electrolysis equipment from Green Hydrogen Systems, a PEM electrolyser, compression unit, storage system and fuel cells. The purpose of the test fields are to compare the effectiveness of the two different technologies systematically. The electrolysers would then be connected to a virtual electricity network, in order to determine the stabilising effects exerted on the grid, by the connection of multiple decentralized generation units.

The project would also test it’s applications in the logistics, transport sector, and the food industry.

Larger-scale hydrogen application could be made possible in the future, with the test results achieved from the ambitious test field and the operational experience.

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The company is also working with a university, on sustainable maritime mobility, and is carrying out the testing of subsystems for use in ships.

David Wenger, CEO of Wenger Engineering, said, “The insights from this project will not only have a significant scaling effect on the hydrogen economy in Germany, but the results can potentially be valuable for all of Europe’s green energy transition”.

Wenger Engineering is already a simulation and development partner for companies in hydrogen technology such as Honda, Toyota, Linde and Daimler.

Germany plans to become a global leader in associated green hydrogen technologies. Complementing this vision, the country has announced an ambitious National Hydrogen Strategy too.

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