Hydrogen and Hydrogen carrier fuels are fuels to help decarbonise industries and applications that have traditionally struggled to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s those applications where grid connection is impossible, difficult or expensive.

Fuel cells are particularly suited for backup, temporary and remote power – whether stationary or mobile for off-grid or grid-constrained applications. Today it’s mostly polluting fossil fuel generation providing this power – we on a mission to change that.

Sectors

Maritime

The International Maritime Organisation has committed to a 50% reduction in green-house gas emissions by 2050. It is forecasted that Ammonia will represent 25% of maritime fuel by 2050.

Ships, boats, ports and other maritime operations around the world are looking for an alternative to heavy ship oil or diesel as a source of power. Flexibly fuelled fuel cells is this alternative. They could power propulsion of the sea vessels, as well as the operations on board or in port.

Construction

The construction industry makes up about 25% of global carbon dioxide emissions. 1 Momentum is building to replace diesel generators used extensively today. The International Energy Agency estimate carbon dioxide emissions from this sector need to half by 2030. 2 Fuel cells have the potential to replace diesel generators on the construction sites that are often without a connection to the grid. Fuel cells provide an opportunity for clean, quiet, portable, temporary power.

Fuel cells have the potential to replace diesel generators on the construction sites that are often without a connection to the grid. Fuel cells provide an opportunity for clean, quiet, portable, temporary power.

Data Centres

Data centres and networks use about 2% of the worlds overall power. This is forecasted to grow rapidly as digital adoption grows globally. Today 20GW of diesel generation backs up the world’s data centres. Hydrogen fuel cells have the potential to transform this.

Back-up power is needed in applications where failure to have power has serious consequences. Fuel cells offer a reliable and responsive alternative to diesel generators in use today across data-centres and other critical services.

Outdoor events

Putting on outdoor events is big business globally. They are typically large-scale, outdoor, temporary and with connection to a constrained grid.

Today it’s diesel generators providing this temporary power that’s used to power the music, lights, heating or cooling. Fuel cells provide a clean air and quiet alternative to diesel generators in festivals, film-sets, charity, corporate or sporting events.

EV charging

With a rapid increase in electric vehicle adoption, more fast chargers will be needed. These fast chargers need the right connection to the electricity grid, but that’s not always possible or it’s costly to install new power cabling to the grid.

Hydrogen fuel cell units with electric vehicle fittings can provide fast charging where grid connection is constrained, or where there is no grid connection at all.

Telecoms

As 5G is rolled out across the world more reliable back-up power will be needed to ensure if the grid goes down your phone doesn’t. Fuel cells with flexible fuelling provide a potential solution, and could operate close to the transmission towers with on-site carrier fuel storage. 3

Rail

The rail sector contributes under 0.5% of global CO2 today. It’s a carbon efficient transportation system for people and freight. There’s potential for Hydrogen fuel cells to further improve this. Research and development is on-going.