Ricardo gets AiP for marine hydrogen fuel-cell system  

Ricardo designed and developed the technology in its capacity as lead partner on the EU-funded Sustainable Hydrogen Powered Shipping (sHYpS) project.

The project is developing a method of stacking 375-kW fuel cells into a multi-MW system for passenger ships. Ricardo serves as the lead partner on the project, work which includes the specification, design, build and test of a ~500 kW net, 375 kW gross power fuel cell module (RFC500) and the design of a 40-ft containerised multi-megawatt power plant that combines the outputs of several fuel cell modules.

Ricardo is set to test the RFC500 module and is assembling its marine containerisation system in its new, purpose-built fuel cell facilities at its technical centre in Shoreham in the UK.

Managing director of automotive and industrial at Ricardo, Jason Oms O’Donnell, said the AiP award represents “a significant achievement” in the progress made.

Last week, the company announced the expansion of its hydrogen testing capabilities for global clients through investment in facilities at its Shoreham Technical Centre to test large-scale marine engines.

Tags: Hydrogen, Ricardo, sustainable Shipping
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