Corvus Energy, a frontrunner in energy storage solutions for the maritime industry, has debuted its revolutionary, inherently gas-safe product, the Corvus Pelican Fuel Cell System. This marine fuel cell product is a culmination of the two-year H2NOR research project, a collaborative endeavor initiated in 2021 by Corvus Energy, Toyota, and other partners to expedite the creation and production of sustainable and scalable Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems.
The Pelican Fuel Cell System, leveraging Toyota’s tried-and-true fuel cell technology featured in over 20,000 vehicles, is touted as the safest marine fuel cell system thus far. The system’s unique design ensures the associated machinery space remains gas-safe under all circumstances, reducing the need for safety support systems and ventilation. This simplifies and enhances the integration of the system within the ship’s structure.
Corvus Energy’s CEO, Geir Bjørkeli, states, “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.”
Corvus Energy plans to make its fuel cell systems commercially available by 2024, which will also expand the manufacturing capabilities of its factories for marine battery and fuel cell systems. The firm also highlights that its fuel cell systems can be combined with Corvus Energy batteries to form a hybrid power system, and it is in the process of developing CoPilot, an application that assists system integrators in optimally distributing power between fuel cell systems and batteries.
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