Emission-free fuel cell drives from Proton Motor for maritime mobility.
Europe’s leading hydrogen fuel cell producer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH (www.proton-motor.de) enables ship and maritime manufacturers to implement climateneutral fuel cell propul-sion systems in the inland and offshore sectors. The company specialises in modular systems “Made in Germany” and uses graphitic bipolar plates, as only these meet the technical and commercial performance requirements of the applications.
Emission-free mobility from customer-specific concept to certification.
The core components of the Proton motor systems are the high-performance fuel cell stacks developed in-house with their globally unique double integration possibility. Thanks to the modular system for hydrogen, air and cooling, specific requirements can be implemented quickly or can be easily delivered as pre-assembled “plug & play” solutions. Customers and partners are accompanied from concept development to implementation as well as throughout the entire product life cycle plus they will be qualified respectively certified on request. 25 years of electrification knowledge and a large supplier network from related technical areas, such as hydrogen storage systems, are also available.
New emission-free HyShip system for the green energy and mobility transition.
Since 1998, Proton Motor has bundled all areas – hydrogen fuel cell development and production as well as system assembly incl. testing – at one location near Munich. With over a hundred employees, fast, flexible structures are guaranteed. Precise, tailor-made service is ensured by our own maintenance teams. As a reliable supplier of alternative green drive technology, the company is excellently positioned for the future. For example, the internationally active CleanTech specialist has a series production production plant and has successfully established itself with maritime references for 15 years. Currently, this includes the delivery of the new fuel cell system “HyShip 72” to the largest European shipbuilding group “Fincantieri” as well as the cooperation in the project “Ma-Hy-Hy” (Marine-Hydrogen-Hybrid), which is being implemented together with “Torqeedo GmbH” for the development of a marine high-voltage hybrid propulsion system with battery and hydrogen fuel cell.
Image 1: HyShip 72 Fuel Cell System for Marine Applications
Maritime references confirm Proton Motor as a longstanding technology partner.
The UK company “ACUA Ocean” was supplied with a fuel cell “Made in Germany” in 2021 for the world’s first CO2-free unmanned ship for maritime surveillance and protection. At EU level, the company is also an internationally recognized technology partner in the “e-SHyIPS” project. The aim is to define guidelines on the effective introduction of hydrogen in maritime passenger transport for a clean and sustainable environment. Already in 2008, Proton Motor – a member of the “Association for Shipbuilding and Marine Tech-nology” – designed the “Zemships”-funded (Zero Emission Ships) fuel cell passenger ferry “Alster-wasser” with an alternative drive solution for “ATG Alster-Touristik GmbH”, which was in regular ferry service until 2014.