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Ballard gets approved by DNV for FCwave marine fuel cell

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Ballard says the approval process involved a series of simulations and tests which were carried out at the company's global Marine Centre of Excellence in Hobro.

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VANCOUVER — Ballard Power Systems has received Europe’s first Type Approval from DNV for its marine fuel cell module FCwave.

Ballard says the approval process involved a series of simulations and tests which were carried out at the company’s global Marine Centre of Excellence in Hobro, Denmark where the FCwave is manufactured.

“The new classification of FCwave™ has removed a significant roadblock in helping the marine industry deploy zero-emission technologies and meet global emission reduction targets,” said Søren Østergaard Hansen, general manager, marine, Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S in a statement.

“The Type Approved FCwave™ module enables us to deliver the first deployment-ready fuel cell solution, capable of helping the marine sector take the next steps in implementing zero-emission operations.”

The International Maritime Organization has set targets to cut GHG emissions from ships by at least 50 per cent by 2050.

Ballard says the high-power FCwave™ module solution can support the energy needs of various vessel types as well as onshore power. The scalable 200kW power module offers a plug-and-play replacement for conventional diesel engines.

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