February 2010

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HPIn Europe: Forget dieselization of the marine fleet, what about gas?

Forget smoke-and-mirrors fuel cell engine that exudes only water vapor, a German company has developed one that emits substantial amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2), and this may be a very good thing. I..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Forget smoke-and-mirrors fuel cell engine that exudes only water vapor, a German company has developed one that emits substantial amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2), and this may be a very good thing. I generally deride the automotive fuel cell in this column over hydrogen supply issues. So, what about using a fuel cell based on reformed liquefied natural gas (LNG) at sea to power ships? Environmentally friendly ship. At the recent Copenhagen conference on climate change, there was an R&D iteration of this idea parked next to the Bella Centre. Kristine Bruun, project manager and a senior researcher at DNV Research, told me that the Viking Lady's fuel cell is used for auxiliary power, but i

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