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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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
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-311-484-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

Publication series

SeriesTraficom Research Reports


Conference8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled
Abbreviated titleTRA 2020
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  • maritime fuel cell applications
  • hydrogen
  • fuel cells
  • zero-emission shipping
  • low-noise energy source


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