Corvus Energy is presenting its groundbreaking, inherently gas-safe marine fuel cell product, the Corvus Pelican Fuel Cell System (FCS) at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo this year. Designed to transform the maritime industry, the new product represents a significant leap forward in safe, clean, efficient power generation for marine vessels, according to the company. The Pelican FCS is the result of the H2NOR research project that started in 2021. H2NOR was initiated by Corvus Energy, Toyota and other partners to fast-track the development and production of sustainable and scalable maritime hydrogen fuel cell systems.
Described by Corvus as “the safest marine fuel cell system to date”, the new FCS is based on proven fuel cell technology from Toyota, which is already used in more than 20,000 cars and has been further optimized to provide the safety levels needed for marine. The Pelican FCS can be installed anywhere on board a vessel. The modular, flexible system is designed to be inherently gas safe, meaning that the surrounding machinery space is considered gas safe under all conditions. This significantly reduces the requirements for safety support systems and ventilation, thereby enabling more efficient integration of the FCS inside the ship’s hull.
Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy, explained, “Our mission is to power a clean future, and through the years we have been pioneers on a lot of different vessel types. However, batteries cannot take us all the way. If you want to sail zero-emission, you will need to bring clean energy in a different format. We strongly believe hydrogen is the natural choice for shorter and medium-distance routes as this is the most energy-efficient way. The safety level as well as the flexibility and modular design will revolutionize marine power going forward. We really need to thank Toyota and the other partners for their strong contribution – we would never have been able to take such an advanced product to the market this quickly without this strong consortium.”
The company is also displaying a containerized battery room, recently granted type approval by DNV.
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