The Port of Honolulu’s Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project was initiated to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to conventional diesel generators.
This technology could enable major commercial ports and marine vessels to lessen their environmental impacts.
At the point of use, hydrogen fuel cells produce nothing but water — zero pollutant emissions and no greenhouse gases. Hydrogenics designed and manufactured a containerized 100-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell unit, which includes the fuel cell engine, a hydrogen storage system, and power-conversion equipment.
The pilot project is co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.
As the primary project partners, Sandia National Laboratories, Young Brothers Ltd., and Hydrogenics Corp. have all contributed significant time and/or equipment to the Maritime Fuel Cell Project.