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Toshiba ESS delivers mobile hydrogen fuel cell system for ferry

29 Dec 2019

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) on Friday (27 December) announced it has delivered a mobile 30kW hydrogen fuel cell system, which volume per unit power output is reduced to 1/3 compared to the stationary fuel cell systems, to a fuel cell ship.

The fuel cell ship, which passed the Temporary Navigation Permit Inspection of Japan Craft Inspection Organization on 30 October, has already started demonstration tests with NREG TOSHIBA BUILDING Corporation and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT).

The vessel will perform validation experiments on the use of pure hydrogen fuel cell systems at sea, followed with further investigations.

The achievements from the validation experiments will be verified using the safety guidelines for fuel cell ships formulated by MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan).

Toshiba ESS was able to reduce the volume per unit power output to 1/3 compared to the stationary fuel cell systems due to its simplified design and package improvement, it said.

In addition, the system complies with the safety guidelines formulated by MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan).

“With the high durability of fuel cell systems, Toshiba will develop various hydrogen-related technologies, including not only existing stationary fuel cell systems, but also mobile fuel cell systems, for ships, trains and cars,” said Yoshihisa Sanagi, General Manager of the Hydrogen Energy Business Div. at Toshiba ESS.

“Toshiba will continue to spread the use of hydrogen systems.”

Photo credit: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Published: 30 December, 2019

 

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