e1 Marine was delighted to be visiting Bergen for the annual Maritime Hybrid, Electric & Hydrogen Fuel Cells Conference in October 2022.
The event brought together industry leaders to discuss how hybrid, electric, and hydrogen fuel-cell technologies continue to drive the transition to a zero-emissions maritime industry. Speakers covered a range of topics, including how more investment in innovative technology and an understanding of when the cut-off will be for the cessation of fossil-fuel-powered systems will be needed to accelerate the development and take-up of green vessels.
e1 Marine’s Managing Director, Robert Schluter, spoke on the first day on the topic of “Hydrogen as a maritime fuel: the role of the port.” The presentation focused on the important role that ports have to play as decarbonization hubs and the logistics of providing green shore power. In addition, Robert Schluter highlighted the supply of alternative fuels, increasing operational efficiencies and generating and using clean energy, as well as the developments being made in methanol-to-hydrogen generator technology.
During his presentation, Robert Schluter commented: “Hydrogen offers enormous potential as a marine fuel, but there are challenges. Methanol offers a low-carbon alternative pathway, independent of electrical input, to economically produce Hydrogen at the point of use. Methanol is already distributed globally and is proven as a clean, efficient, and safe marine fuel. It is a no-brainer.”
If you listened at the event, have any questions, or want to get in touch and discuss e1 Marine’s methanol to hydrogen generator technology, please contact us.
For more information on the event itself, click here.