Pilot projects


We are currently in a pilot and demonstration phase that will prepare us for commercialization of our Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology with a wide range of fuel types.

HyNjord – A technology demonstrator for LOHC

This Enova supported project will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind 100-kilowatt LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier) based power train on board the offshore supply vessel “Edda Ferd”, which is operated by Østensjø Rederi.

LOHC makes it possible to use hydrogen safely for onboard power production with the same bunkering and fuel supply facilities as for conventional fuels. Excess heat from the high temperature SOFC is used to release hydrogen from the LOHC oil, which is then converted to electricity in the SOFC system. The project is executed in a Joint Development Agreement between Alma, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime.

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Edda Ferd, operated by Østensjø Rederi

Ship FC - Ammonia fuelled Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for deep-sea shipping

The EU funded ShipFC project will demonstrate that zero emission deep-sea shipping is possible. A 2 MW ammonia operated solid oxide fuel cell module will be retrofitted onboard the offshore vessel Viking Energy (owned by Eidesvik and on contract for Equinor). The aim is that the vessel will sail solely on ammonia for up to 3,000 hours annually. The system will be the world's first ammonia powered fuel cell system ever installed on a vessel.

Read more about the Ship FC project here.

The ShipFC project

Helenus - LNG fuelled solid oxide fuel cells for cruise ships

The EU funded HELENUS-project will demonstrate the feasibility of using LNG powered solid oxide fuel cells to provide heat and power onboard an MSC World Class series ocean cruise vessel. Success of the project will enable upscaling of the SOFC technology in ocean cruise vessels, with the potential to cut emissions to zero and achieve significant fuel savings due to increased efficiency compared to alternative technologies.

Read more about the project here.

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The LNG operated fuel cell system will be installed on a MSC cruise ship

CHEOP-CC - Fuel cell system for LNG tanker

The CHEOP (Clean Highly Efficient Offshore Power with Carbon Capture) project aims to develop and test a power system with LNG fuelled solid oxide fuel cells featuring integrated carbon capture. A 1,2MW auxiliary power unit will be installed on an Odfjell chemical tanker in deep-sea operation. A100kW test unit, designed to comply with maritime and offshore requirements and standards, shall be tested at the Energy House test facility at the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre.

The project is performed together with Odfjell SE, Wärtsilä Norway and AkerBP, and is supported by Gassnova Climit.

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