e4ships - fuel cells for maritime applications

Funded by: the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development

Funding programme: National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

Time period: 01.11.2009 - 31.10.2014

Links: http://www.e4ships.de/

Short name company country
AIDA AIDA Cruises Germany
HAW Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg Germany
MW Meyer Werft Germany
CMT Center of Maritime Technologies Germany
hyS hySOLUTIONS (Koordinator) Germany
OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut Germany
DNV Det Norske Veritas Norway
Imtech Imtech Marine Germany Germany
RBB Rörd Braren Bereederungs Germany
DLR Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Germany
INVEN INVEN Absorption Germany
Serenergy Serenergy Denmark
FSG Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Germany
LUH Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany
TK ThyssenKrupp Germany
GL Germanischer Lloyd Germany
Lürssen Fr. Lürssen Werft Germany
VSM Verband für Schiffbau und Meerestechnik Germany
BVBS Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung Germany
NOW Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie Germany
ZBT Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik Germany

The project e4ships –fuel cells for maritime applications- is included in a group of flagship projects funded by the German federal ministry of transport. Flagship projects like this integrate large sectors of industries and economies to create synergies and enable holistic point of views.

With regards to content the project e4ships is divided into three application oriented projects, so called Demonstration modules, as well as a synergy module.

The illustration shows the synergy module “Toplaterne”, which is supported by the three mentioned Demonstration modules Hy-Ferry, Pa-x-ell and SchIBZ, which are providing the necessary information’s and application oriented experiences. This structure was chosen with a strong focus on implementing the fuel-cell technology for a wide range of maritime applications and makes it also attractive to a commercial market.

The CMT is involved in coordination of the work-packages “Technique” and “Management”. Furthermore the CMT carries out the tasks of public appearance of the whole flagship project e4ships.

In Work package 1 “Technique” the CMT is involved in topics like:

  • analysis of system configurations,
  • balancing of maritime fuel-cell systems as well as
  • Life cycle analysis and -evaluation.


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