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FPS Maas Sails to Shipyard for Retrofit

We’ve arrived! It’s now time to make shipping history! Celebrations are in order this week as our inland vessel, the FPS Maas, made her final voyage on diesel and an internal combustion engine from Belgium to Rotterdam. The container ship arrived at the Holland Shipyards Group shipyard in Werkendam on Monday. And finally, after years of hard work and preparation, the retrofit to a zero-emission vessel can begin! Over the coming months, the engine will be removed, and a hydrogen and fuel cell propulsion system will be installed.
FutureProofShipping
1st September 2022
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FPS Waal follows in the wake of the Maas…

FPS Waal, the second inland container vessel we added to our fleet of inland vessels, is progressing on its zero-emissions journey thanks to the continued support of the Interreg North Sea Region. Work on the Zero Emission Ports North Sea - ZEM Ports NS projects is speeding up as we head towards the retrofit of our first inland vessel, FPS Maas, to 100% green hydrogen power and now the FPS Waal will benefit from a pre-paved path towards zero-emissions shipping.
FutureProofShipping
13th July 2022
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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Fabrication Commences

A rare glimpse into the fabrication of a hydrogen fuel cell for our FPS Maas! When developing sustainable technology, everything is new. This makes the process of creating a zero-emissions ship a challenge, but it’s never dull. Together with our partners Koedood Marine Group, Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology and Kooiman Marine Group we are currently in the midst of preparing our first fuel cell system for its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT).
FutureProofShipping
10th June 2022
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CO2 Footprint Findings

The results of our latest CO2 footprint and life cycle analysis related to inland vessels powered with renewable technologies are now published and available to all. There is already consensus that renewable technologies such as hydrogen and battery-based solutions provide significant improvement to the CO2 footprint of inland vessels. But there are still some questions related to the overall life cycle impact of these new technologies - what are the dominant factors in the overall CO2 footprint, and more specifically, what is the contribution of the production phase in comparison to the operational phase of inland vessels?
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Press Release: Future Proof Shipping Joins FLAGSHIPS Green Hydrogen Project

Future Proof Shipping (FPS) has joined FLAGSHIPS, a leading European innovation project, to bring the shipping company’s second zero-emissions inland container vessel, the FPS Waal, to Europe’s waterways. FPS will strengthen the FLAGSHIPS consortium and expand its green hydrogen-fueled fleet with the addition of the FPS Waal to the project. Collaborative operations are set to commence this year with the vessel sailing on green hydrogen by summer 2023.
FutureProofShipping
8th February 2022
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FPS Engages Air Liquide for the Supply of Carbon-free Hydrogen to FPS Maas

Future Proof Shipping (FPS) has signed a long term agreement with Air Liquide (AL) for the supply of carbon-free hydrogen to their inland container vessel, FPS Maas, which is transporting containers between the Netherlands and Belgium. As part of the agreement, Air Liquide will supply carbon-free hydrogen through specially designed multi-modal hydrogen storage suited for inland barges. The newly designed storage will be homologated with the support of notified bodies and will pave the way to make this new market a reality.
FutureProofShipping
8th December 2021
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A greener than green future for all

Zero-emissions shipping is here! We are opening up zero-emission container slots and making zero-emissions shipping accessible to everyone. Cargo owners and shippers can book now to ship their cargo in zero-emissions container slots along the Rhine with us in 2023. Zero means zero.
FutureProofShipping
21st October 2021
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Operational profile measurements of an inland container vessel and sizing of fuel cells and hydrogen storage

We, Future Proof Shipping (FPS), chose to retrofit our inland vessel the Maas to full zero-emission technology by replacing the existing internal combustion engines with hydrogen fuel cell technology. Proper sizing of fuel cells is crucial for this project. We measured the power profile of the vessel for several months to ensure that we had a deep understanding of the operations. The power profile includes power demand of the main propulsors together with hotel load and auxiliary power demand. This white paper shows the results of our measurements and presents the basis for the selection and sizing of the fuel…
FutureProofShipping
16th September 2021