TECO 2030’s fuel cell system takes major step forward

2024-06-14T22:21:23+00:00 June 14th, 2024|Technology|

Norwegian engineering company, TECO 2030 has reached stable and maximum power output of zero emission hydrogen-electric power with its fuel cell system.

Since November, 2023, the system has been connected to AVL’s test bed facility in Graz, Austria. It has undergone minor modifications and adjustments to achieve its maximum power output.

TECO 2030’s fuel cell system achieved full power output by using hydrogen as fuel.

As a result, it is the most powerful marine fuel cell system globally, which is purposely designed for heavy-duty industrial applications, including ferries, the company claimed.

Its unique design is based on the company’s 30 years of maritime experience and AVL’s two decades of R&D experience in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells.

The company explained that its fuel cell technology features a modular system with installed power capacity of 400 kW. This includes exceptional energy efficiency, an inherent safety concept, optimal weight and size dimensions, advanced component design, extended lifespan, and rapid dynamic load response.

“This milestone is the biggest one so far in the history of TECO 2030 Group, we now have a fully functional fuel cell, which is almost ready for market deployment and powering our client’s applications with zero emission hydrogen-electric power.

“This is a moment we have all been waiting for since we started our development four years ago. A huge achievement by the entire team at TECO 2030 and AVL,” said Tore Enger, TECO 2030 Group CEO.

“All in all, the team is overwhelmed how well the system operates and how the design has beat our expected performances and proves our position as a leading provider of heavy-duty fuel cell applications.”

Fuel cell technology can offer the potential of achieving zero emissions in a large variety of applications, including ships, the company explained.