White Papers/Publications

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Lessons Learned: Operating Hydrogen Fuel System for the H2 Barge 1

Paper release: Our latest Paper discusses the key lessons learned from designing and operating the hydrogen fuel system for the H2 Barge 1 (formerly FPS Maas) and the FPS Waal.  Download the full paper This research is part of ZEM Ports NS, an Interreg project made possible by support from the North Sea Programme of the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.
FutureProofShipping
30th June 2023
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Assessment of the scalability of (hydrogen) retrofit solutions as a greening solution across the inland waterway fleet

The central commission for navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) has set an ambition of a 35% reduction in emissions by 2035. This paper aims to translate these ambitions into clearer targets for the industry. The paper analyzes how many vessels in the Dutch inland waterway fleet need to be zero emissions (ZE) by 2035 to meet the goal, and investigates two pathways to reach that number: retrofitting and replacement by newbuild. This paper then discusses the integration of hydrogen (H2) into non-port (re)fuelling infrastructure for inland waterways, with the aim of achieving 100% emission reduction. The focus is on proton-exchange…
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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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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