The multi-functional fuel cell platform has great potential within heavy-duty transport, material handling, construction, and other on- and off-road application transforming from conventional diesel-powered engines to green energy.
Fuel cells for system integration
An alternative road for decarbonisation
Electrification of the heavy-duty industry is gaining momentum, as a solution for long-term decarbonisation of the global mobility sector is necessary for the combat against climate changes.
For most heavy-duty freight transport, direct electrification with batteries is challenging given the energy storage requirements for long-range operations carrying heavy payloads. An alternative road for decarbonisation of heavy-duty freight transport is through indirect electrification with renewable liquid electro-fuels in combination with fuel cell technology providing the same flexibility for a continuous operation as with conventional fossil fuels.
Utilising Blue World Technologies' fuel cells to integrate systems via corporate collaborations
A strong market and technology match
A methanol fuel cell system is equipped with an onboard reformer converting the liquid methanol into a hydrogen-rich gas. The fuel cell converts the reformate gas into electricity powering the electric motors. The combination of onboard reforming and high-temperature PEM fuel cells create a thermal symbiosis offering high electrical efficiency while reducing or eliminating NOx, SOx, and particle emissions. Methanol from biomass and renewable origin also eliminate CO2 emissions from a well-to-wheel perspective and truly enables CO2-neutral mobility.
Methanol is a high-density energy carrier that is liquid at atmospheric pressure making it simple and cost-effective to refuel and store in large volumes onboard heavy-duty vehicles. Providing high vehicle availability, long driving range, and superior drivetrain energy density methanol is comparable with diesel engine heavy-duty trucks and it exceeds beyond batteries and other renewable energy carriers. Compared to hydrogen-powered fuel cells, a methanol fuel cell system eliminates some of the difficult challenges linked to handling and distribution, infrastructure investments, and low volumetric energy density.
Implementing core stack technology into mobile platforms
Blue World Technologies is a manufacturer of stacks with two decades of experience in the industry, who will provide the concept and the technology that can be used for system integration in various applications. Supporting customers with know-how to enable others for green transition using Blue World Technologies fuel cell stack. The methanol fuel cell technology will help to generate power where the grid and direct charging is not an option.
No need to compromise the capacity
Switching from fossil fuels to a purely electric solution is key to future urban logistics. The power and efficiency of the methanol fuel cell allow even trucks to go electric, while the added range makes it profitable and with no need to compromise on the capacity.
Benefits for the market
Sometimes batteries do not cover the need for a continuous operation, the required range, or simply the flexibility and convenience we know from driving on fossil fuels. The benefits of an application with an integrated fuel cell are many as it provides high energy efficiency and flexibility as well as clean driving.
CO2 neutral operation with reduced emissions
Blue World Technologies is providing a concept and technology that can be used for system integration in various applications.
The technology has several benefits providing the opportunity to drive with electricity without the challenges of range and charging time. With methanol being an e-fuel and when it is produced renewably, it enables reduced carbon emission in a well-to-wheel perspective. Additionally, the operation of the methanol fuel cell has reduced NOx, SOx, or particle emission supporting the combat against air pollution from the transportation sector.
The methanol fuel cell system has the potential to contribute to decarbonising the transportation sector and bringing down the rising of global temperature.
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