White Papers/Publications


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?

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…
16th September 2021