Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has announced that Ballard Power Systems will be designing the fuel cell system for its hydrogen-powered C-H2 Ship.
The two companies executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week which will see Toronto-headquartered Ballard develop a system based on its FC WaveTM Technology and also assist GEV with the integration of the FC System into the design of the C-H2 Ship.
As previously reported, Australia-based GEV is looking to develop ships which both run on and transport hydrogen.
Commenting on agreement with Ballard, Martin Carolan, GEV Executive Director, said: ‘This MOU is a significant step in our development of the Company’s C-H2 Ship, with hydrogen fuel cells now at the forefront of zero-emission technologies for shipping. We look forward to working with Ballard Power Systems on the development of the C-H2 Ship’s fuel cell system and power requirements in line with our development program for a compressed shipping solution for hydrogen marine transport at scale. GEV will provide regular updates as the activities planned under the MOU progresses through the course of 2021.’
Ballard’s Rob Campbell, Chief Commercial Officer, added: ‘Hydrogen and fuel cell technology provide a compelling path for the decarbonisation of the maritime sector, one of the key medium- and heavy-duty motive applications for which our products offer a particularly strong value proposition. Working with Global Energy Ventures will allow us to advance megawatt-scale hydrogen fuel cell and storage integration on board a large marine vessel. We are looking forward to collaborating with GEV on the visionary C-H2 Ship.’