Companies Will Jointly Explore Zero-Emission Options for Marine Applications
Billerica, Mass., October 03, 2022 — Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell engines for on- and off-road mobility and other applications, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy-based system integrator H2Boat, which is developing a zero-emission energy solution for marine applications. As part of the project, Nuvera will supply an E-45 fuel cell engine to H2Boat for marine type approval certification, and subsequently for integration in H2Boat’s forthcoming HP Energy Pack (P>40kW). H2Boat anticipates using Nuvera® E-Series Fuel Cell Engines to expand its marine product line.
H2B launched in 2020 to introduce sustainable hydrogen technology into the marine sector starting with the pleasure boat sector. H2Boat is part of Bluenergy Revolution, a company spun out of the University of Genoa (Italy) and focused on the research and development of fuel cell, electrolyzer and metal hydride systems, with the aim to develop hydrogen technology solutions for mobile and stationary applications.
According to H2Boat, a marine vessel with an onboard hydrogen system exemplifies how passenger comfort can be achieved while minimizing environmental impact. Unlike boats propelled by internal combustion engines, a fuel cell electric boat can access marine-protected areas.
"Fuel cells provide an extremely attractive value proposition to the marine industry," said Giampaolo Sibilia, director of European operations for Nuvera Fuel Cells. "We believe hydrogen should, and will, play a key role in the sector’s journey towards decarbonization. We look forward to joining with H2Boat to fulfill a specific need in the boating industry to make maritime transportation cleaner and quieter."
Interest in hydrogen fuel cells for marine applications has grown as the industry looks for new ways to tackle environmental concerns and improve engine reliability. The use of hydrogen fuel cells in boats reduces exhaust emissions, vibration, noise, and environmental costs associated with diesel-powered vessels.
Nuvera is making a greener marine industry reality by providing zero-emission, high-productivity fuel cell solutions as an alternative to gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines. Nuvera® E-Series Fuel Cell Engines applications allow marine vessel and equipment manufacturers to comply with tightening emissions regulations and mandates and remain economically competitive by providing high-performance zero-emission power solutions.
Nuvera continues to grow its European presence. The company is powering hydrogen vehicles being built for Hamburg’s New Clean Port & Logistics Innovation Cluster. It is a member of Hydrogen Europe, a leading industry association with more than 290 members partnering with the European Union and global stakeholders to develop hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and recently provided its E-Series Fuel Cell Engine to Devinn, a systems integrator and product development company in the Czech Republic. Nuvera Fuel Cells Europe is a fully equipped business, engineering, testing and service center for Nuvera fuel cell products.
ABOUT NUVERA FUEL CELLS, LLC
Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC is a manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines for mobility applications. With teams located in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Nuvera provides clean, safe, and efficient products designed to meet the rigorous needs of industrial vehicles and other transportation markets.
Nuvera is a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Hyster-Yale Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 8,100 people worldwide.