In a statement, Bloom Energy has reported significant performance improvements with its solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).
Besides 150 kilowatts of bloom fuel cells, the MSC World Europa uses liquefied natural gas for additional power.
Bloom Energy fuel cells have been shown to effectively decarbonize land-based industries, according to Suminder Singh, senior director of marine for Bloom Energy. Having deployed Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s technology, we now know that it will be effective in decarbonizing shipping in port and on the high seas.”
As a result of using Bloom Energy Servers, the ship was able to achieve 60 percent electrical efficiency and a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions while docked. A memorandum of understanding between Bloom Energy Corporation and Chantiers de l’Atlantique was signed to collaborate on future multi-MW shipboard installations.
As a result of bloom fuel cells, there is a reduction in in-port pollution, which is a significant step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2050, following the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) goal. In addition to LNG, blended hydrogen, ammonia, and hydrogen, Bloom’s platform can also operate on compressed air. Bureau Veritas and the New Technology Qualification Process of the American Bureau of Shipping also reviewed it.
We are committed to guiding the shipbuilding industry towards a more environmentally friendly future,” said Laurent Castaing, general manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. ‘Bloom Energy’s in-port performance shows we have charted the right course to make this vision a reality. We look forward to having Bloom Energy on board in the future.”
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