Corvus – Toyota Partnership: First Marine Fuel-Cell On A Vessel In 2023
Corvus Energy is set to start development and production of sustainable, large scale maritime-certified hydrogen fuel-cell systems in partnership with Toyota
- Production will be in Bergen, Norway
- Toyota key partner with 30 years of experience in mass production fuel-cell technology
- Corvus is leading a collaboration with Norwegian partners Equinor, shipowners Norled and Wilhelmsen, ship design company LMG Marin, the NCE Maritime CleanTech cluster and R&D institution of the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) to develop and produce modularised and cost-effective PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel-cell systems for the international marine market
- The project has received EUR 5.2m in funding from state agency Innovation Norway.
- The development is scheduled to showcase its first marine fuel-cell system onboard a vessel in 2023 and the product will be marine certified and available for commercial delivery from 2024.
“Adding fuel-cell modules to our product portfolio is a natural step for Corvus and advances our vision to be the leading supplier of zero-emission marine solutions. Fuel-cell technology has reached a maturity level where scale-up of systems will be the next step. Toyota is in the forefront of the development and is by far the best partner for us to make this a success,” said Corvus Energy CEO Geir Bjørkeli.
Watch the video of the official presentation, with Norway’s Prime Minister