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Norway grants funding for fuel cell development

  • Friday, 27 July 2007 | News

Eidesvik Offshore ASA, working with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and a number of other companies, has been granted sponsorship from the Research Council of Norway to develop the first ship to be fuelled up on natural gas.

Norway has already committed to reducing NOx emissions by 30 per cent before 2010, and this project is seen as a significant step towards that objective. If the new technology works as intended it has the potential to cut ships' CO2 emissions by 50 per cent and remove NOx emissions completely.

With the first phase of development completed in 2006, the participants now aim to have the system installed on a ship for testing in 2008, with the launch of a vessel with a completely integrated hybrid fuel cell system scheduled shortly after.

"We are positive that we'll get the results we want," said Jan Fredrick Meling, CEO of Eidesvik Offshore.

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