Fuel Cell Power Systems
Around ten tons of greenhouse gases per person in Norway are discharged into the atmosphere per year. The government requires concrete measures to reduce these emissions before 2020. Is it possible to create a society without pollution emission, while also ensuring profitability and jobs?
We work to develop the solutions for tomorrow, with particular focus on:
- Fuel cells for offshore topside and subsea systems
- Fuel cells for the transport sector
Fuel cells for offshore topside and subsea systems
The topside system we develop is a hybrid high temperature SOFC fuel cells and lower temperature PEM fuel cells. The unique concept enables high electrical efficiency of 60%, nearly twice the efficiency of an offshore gas turbine. The mass and footprint is equivalent to an offshore turbine installation, enabling replacement of the turbines with clean, efficient technology.
The subsea system is based on 2 MW modules which makes the system scalable to specific needs, and allows for easy replacement of modules if required. The electrical efficiency is 60-70%, depending on configuration.
The systems are running on natural gas, and CO2 capture can be implemented with only a small mass and efficiency impact
Fuel cells for transport sector
CMR works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. In the future transport system, there will be a need for various low-emission fuels to serve the various needs. Batteries, hydrogen and bio-fuels are all expected to play an important role. Within heavy transport and ships, there will be a need for liquid fuels to obtain a sufficient operating range. Bio-fuels, such as bioethanol, are climate neutral candidates to serve this market