Corvus Fuel Cell Systems
Leveraging on our unparalleled track record within maritime zero emission solutions, the hydrogen fueled Corvus Fuel Cell System (FCS) will help our customers to take climate friendly operations even further. The building block of our fuel cell system is a PEM fuel cell module, supplied by Toyota. As a world leading fuel cell manufacturer, Toyota ensures top quality, safety, and market availability.
The Corvus Fuel Cell System is under development with selected pilot projects and type approval scheduled in 2023. The product is commercially available for delivery from 2024.
The Corvus Fuel Cell system can serve as the main power source or as an additional power source to increase fuel flexibility onboard. With water being the only exhaust, the Corvus Fuel Cell will allow your ship to operate in any harbor and protected area today and in the future.
Combining Fuel Cells and Batteries
Corvus fuel cells are ideally combined with Corvus batteries to form a hybrid power system. A hybrid system harnesses the strengths of each component, while limiting exposure to the weaknesses. The fuel cells provide the stable base load, while batteries handle peak shaving and unpredictable fluctuations. To ensure optimal load distribution, Corvus Energy has developed the Fuel Cell Battery Information System (FCBIS) to be supplied together with the Corvus fuel cell and battery systems.
Realizing synergies: the Fuel Cell Battery Information System
Leveraging on Corvus’ operational data and experience with battery management, the Corvus FCBIS supports system integrators to optimally distribute power between fuel cells and batteries (or other power sources). Operational cost of the system will be minimized by considering the real-time cost of degradation and energy consumption of each component. The FCBIS will also ease the operation of a hybrid power system by reducing the control parameters exposed to the crew. The results are prolonged lifetime, more efficient operation, simplified integration effort and reduced total cost of ownership.