A fuel cell power unit and hydrogen storage for the research vessel Aranda

Antti Pohjoranta (Corresponding author), Jari Ihonen, Fredrik Tommola, Uwe Hannesen, Mikko Kajava, Filip Turcer, Silvia Ferrara, Henri Karimäki, Laurence Grand-Clément, Jukka Pajala

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Abstract

The development and technical aspects of a hydrogen fuel cell power system and accompanying hydrogen fuel storage intended for maritime applications is presented. The fuel cells are proton exchange membrane (PEM) type and the power unit has a nominal net AC power output of 165 kW. The hydrogen storage capacity is ca. 80 kg, at a designed 300 bar maximum storage working pressure. For development, testing and safety reasons the fuel cell power system, the related electrical equipment and the hydrogen storage are constructed in a modular fashion, into two modified sea containers with dedicated compartments for each of these three functions. The system is tested both on land as well as on-board the research vessel Aranda, while operating on the Baltic Sea.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TRA2020, the 8th Transport Research Arena
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility
PublisherLiikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficom
Pages241
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-311-484-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
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Publication series

SeriesTraficom Research Reports
Number7/2020
ISSN2660-8781

Conference

Conference8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled
Abbreviated titleTRA 2020
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period27/04/2030/04/20
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Keywords

  • maritime fuel cell applications
  • hydrogen
  • fuel cells
  • zero-emission shipping
  • low-noise energy source

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    Pohjoranta, A., Ihonen, J., Tommola, F., Hannesen, U., Kajava, M., Turcer, F., Ferrara, S., Karimäki, H., Grand-Clément, L., & Pajala, J. (2020). A fuel cell power unit and hydrogen storage for the research vessel Aranda. In Proceedings of TRA2020, the 8th Transport Research Arena: Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility (pp. 241). Liikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficom. Traficom Research Reports, No. 7/2020