united state based gas cell as well as hydrogen innovation firm Advent Technologies Holdings,Inc revealed it will certainly team up with Alfa Laval, an international supplier of warm transfer, splitting up, as well as liquid handling items, on a task to check out applications of Advent’s methanol-powered high-temperature proton exchange membrane layer (HT-PEM) gas cells in the aquatic market.
Funded by the Danish Energy Technology Development as well as Demonstration Program (EUDP), the task is a collaboration in between Advent, Alfa Laval as well as a team of Danish shipowners. The task will certainly concentrate on screening Advent’s methanol-powered HT-PEM gas cells as a resource of aquatic complementary power. During the training course of the task, the gas cell system will certainly undertake a danger analysis by a worldwide category culture.
At the very same time, the task intends to incorporate the future generation of Advent’s gas cells. These gas cells will certainly be based upon Advent’s next-generation membrane layer electrode setting up, which is presently being established within the structure of L’Innovator, the firm’s joint advancement program with the united state Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, as well as theNational Renewable Energy Laboratory Aiming to fulfill the ever-growing power needs of the maritime market, Advent’s next-generation gas cells are anticipated to show a substantial boost in life time, effectiveness, as well as electric result.
Advent stated its innovation allows its gas cells to run at heats of in between 160 ° C as well as 220 ° C as well as function as a trusted resource of on-demand power throughout different applications as well as sectors, consisting of delivery, power generation as well as sturdy movement. The firm’s HT-PEM innovation can use affordable as well as plentiful hydrogen-carrier gas, like methanol, e-methanol as well as biomethanol. Methanol specifically has actually drawn in significant passion as a future gas for the aquatic market, as well as Advent’s HT-PEM gas cells run completely on methanol, making use of an incorporated agitator, the firm stated.
Dr Vasilis Gregoriou, Advent Technologies’ Chairman as well as Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our Serene fuel cells run on methanol – a clean alternative to fossil fuels – which is safer to handle than hydrogen gas and can be easily deployed on-site. Over the past months, we have received significant interest from the marine industry for our methanol-powered fuel cells. This gives us optimism about the future and our contribution to the industry’s goal of net zero by 2050.”
Jeroen van Riel, Alfa Laval’s Business Development Manager for Marine Energy Solutions, stated, “We are excited to see the result of this promising collaboration with Advent, an experienced partner with innovative fuel cell products deployed in the field today. We are convinced that HT-PEM technology has great maritime potential and look forward to further exploring Advent’s differentiated technology as the marine industry moves towards decarbonization.”
Morten Hougaard Sørensen, Advent Technologies’ Senior Vice President, stated, “The Advent team envisions methanol, biomethanol, and e-methanol as the fuels of the future in shipping. We are delighted that Alfa Laval endorses this view. We hope this project is the dawn of a long and productive collaboration that will enable a faster transition to a clean energy shipping sector.”