The second day of the conference at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo features not one but two presentations from e1 Marine, a US-headquartered clean energy technology company that provides advanced methanol-to-hydrogen generation solutions to support the marine fuel cell industry.
The company’s managing director, Robert Schluter, sees the conference as the perfect platform to share how a combination of methanol and hydrogen technologies presents a near-term, commercially viable reality for decarbonizing shipping.
“Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo convenes a breadth of like-minded innovators to exchange valuable knowledge,” he said. “As hydrogen becomes a clear choice for cleaner maritime operations, we address the challenges of storing and transporting hydrogen safely using methanol as a hydrogen carrier. Our steam methanol reforming technology can do just that by using methanol and water to deliver fuel-grade hydrogen on board vessels and in ports.”
During the second morning of the conference, Robert was joined on stage by partners including representatives from ABB, Ardmore Shipping, PowerCell Group and RIX Industries. The presenters shared insights on developing the world’s first methanol-fueled towboat, M/V Hydrogen One, and explained how the lessons they have learned can inspire other green shipping projects.
Later this afternoon, Robert will focus on comparative modeling between diesel engines and fuel-cell-powered maritime vessels to quantify emissions reductions, focusing on greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 and regulated emissions.
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