The IMO has set mandatory legislation demanding global marine reduce carbon intensity by 40% by 2030, and 70% by 2050, and an overall GHG emission reduction of 50% by 2050. Fuel cell power running on hydrogen is widely accepted as the optimal solution to reducing GHG, but this is only viable if the marine industry can overcome the supply, cost, transport, storage, and refueling challenges of providing hydrogen to the vessel.
The problem: Reducing
Maritime Carbon Emissions
Hydrogen power for the marine sector: Onsite, onboard and on-demand.
e1 Marine provides clean energy technologies, including advanced methanol to hydrogen generation products supporting the fuel cell industry.
Our ground-breaking technology enables maritime operators to generate fuel-cell grade hydrogen onboard, or onsite, efficiently and safely – whenever and wherever they need it. By connecting our methanol to hydrogen generators with fuel cell power solutions, e1 Marine unlocks your energy transition.
e1 Marine – the pathway to decarbonization.
e1 Marine Methanol to Hydrogen Generator
Scalable, mobile, and standalone hydrogen generation.
The e1 Marine methanol to hydrogen generator and patented membrane purifier unlocks the hydrogen – when it is needed, where it is needed. No need for high-volume electrical power. Once running, a standard hydrogen fuel cell running on e1 Marine hydrogen produces its own electrical power – creating a far more efficient operating range for the vessel.
e1 Marine Enabling Regulatory Compliance
Today's maritime applications demand durable, high-performance, and compact systems. e1 Marine is leading the way to dramatically cut the carbon intensity of marine power for ships in our inland waterways, at sea, or at berth.
This is an immediately viable alternative to fossil fuels, helping the maritime industry achieve low to no pollution and carbon targets, supporting global efforts towards international climate change legislation.
MV Hydrogen One
The world’s first methanol to hydrogen fuel cell towboat.
The MV Hydrogen One is set to join the Maritime Partners fleet in 2023 to meet the pressing demand for sustainable towboat operations. The vessel will be IMO 2030 compliant, meet the USCG’s Subchapter M requirements, and have an operational range of 550 miles before refueling.
e1 Marine hydrogen generator products are easily integrated with advanced marine fuel cell power solutions.
They are adaptable for use in stationary power applications in ports and terminals, including cold ironing, reefers, and backup power; and onboard the vessel for inland waterways, near sea, and open sea vessels including primary propulsion and auxiliary power systems.
Today's maritime applications demand durable, high-performance, and compact systems.
Hydrogen at work - safe storage and safe transport.
Readily available worldwide, methanol offers far greater hydrogen density for safer, cheaper storage than high-pressure fuel-grade hydrogen. There is no need for expensive, dangerous, high-pressure hydrogen transportation and bunkering. Onboard hydrogen can now be generated using methanol mixed with water - sourced from the very water the vessel sails in.
Methanol as a Marine fuel
Methanol at work – safe storage, safe transport, renewable future.
Methanol is an ideal marine transportation fuel. It has a high energy density and is widely available in ports globally. Handling methanol utilizes familiar fuel logistics and safety protocols, and methanol offers safer and cheaper fuel storage than compressed hydrogen. There is no need for expensive, dangerous, high-pressure hydrogen transportation and bunkering.
Onboard hydrogen can now be generated using methanol mixed with water – sourced from the very water the vessel sails in.
Methanol enriched with water has up to six times the energy density of compressed hydrogen, providing fuel cell power solutions with significantly reduced cost, increased safety, efficiency, and operational range.
Methanol has a renewable zero-emission future, just like renewable hydrogen and RNG.
Fuel cells are the most energy-efficient device available for extracting power from fuels. The fuel cell is maximally efficient at 60%, thus 37% more efficient than a diesel engine.
A fuel cell will directly convert the chemical energy in hydrogen to electricity, with pure water and potentially useful heat as the only byproducts. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are not only pollution-free, but they can also have more than two times the efficiency of traditional combustion technologies.
Marine class fuel cells provide clean zero-emission power with up to a multi-megawatt scale for both prime propulsion and auxiliary power applications. Fuel cells offer marine operators power solutions that meet IMO guidelines – right now.
Fuel Cell Power: Clean Zero-Emission Power – (Solves the IMO problem)
The missing link to fuel cell power adoption.
Hydrogen is challenging and expensive to deliver and store on a ship. It is also difficult, or impossible, to achieve acceptable vessel range from liquified or compressed hydrogen due to onboard storage requirements. These challenges mean that marine operators are facing significant economic, technical, logistical, and range hurdles to introducing hydrogen and fuel cell power technology to their fleet.
e1 Marine can solve these challenges. Our methanol to hydrogen generator products are simple, robust, and cost-effective and produce pure fuel cell grade hydrogen anywhere you need it, in real-time, as required by the marine fuel cell power solution.
No expensive and volume-intensive high-pressure hydrogen storage is required on the vessel, and the ship is able to achieve target mission ranges before refueling.