The Scandlines hybrid ferry PRINSESSE BENEDIKTE uses engine waste heat to cool down the batteries. Behind the innovative system is the start-up company Cool4Sea, which used the ferry as a test lab, with the support of the EU.
The particularity of the system is that it tolerates inclinations of up to 45°, ideal for maritime use. Normally the process should not be subject to movement and vibration.
The advantage is obvious: waste heat means no fuel has to be used for air conditioning, thus saving money.
Cool4Sea expects to have the system available on the market as from 2020.[/vc_columnScandlines, hybrid_text]
Photo: Scandlines/Jukka Huotari