"Research News": The world’s first high-temperature ammonia-powered fuel cell for shipping

Press release / March 01, 2021

Every year, hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide are emitted through maritime transport, causing serious harm to the climate. As scientists around the world test new propulsion methods capable of replacing fuel oil in ships, Fraunhofer researchers are working as part of an international consortium to develop ammonia-based fuel cells. When used as fuel for ships with electric engines, ammonia is as eco-friendly as hydrogen, but easier and safer to handle.

Read more in the current issue of "Research News", the monthly overview of current milestones from the Fraunhofer laboratories.