Soljex enter the marine transport market to help accelerate the industry toward a more sustainable energy future through the development of fuel cell to power cargo ships
Decarbonizing cargo ships
THE CHALLENGE OF DECARBONIZING MARINE TRANSPORT
The marine sector includes over 50,000 merchant ships and accounts for nearly 90% of world trade. Many of these ships still use carbon-rich fuels such as bunker fuel, diesel, and other hydrocarbons.
Despite estimated efficiency improvements of 40% by 2050, CO2 emissions in the sector are still expected to increase by 50%-250% in that same timeframe. Meanwhile, IMO targets outline carbon intensity reductions of 40% by 2030, 70% by 2050, and zero emissions before 2100. As a significant source of global pollution, it’s critical for the sector to identify flexible and scalable solutions to support decarbonization now and in the future.
Full Steam Ahead
Soljex offer a future-proof platform for IMO 2040- and 2050-ready today, with the ability to operate on LNG, biogas, and blended hydrogen (50%), while offering low or no risk of stranded assets.
In the future, Soljex ’s platform can capture carbon or utilize green hydrogen to achieve zero carbon emissions.
Soljex s platform can also be configured as an electrolyzer, converting water into hydrogen with high efficiency.
In a decarbonized world, hydrogen demand could grow 10-fold by 2050 and offer the marine sector a way to meet or exceed emissions standards.
Soljex Platform to approach Marine market
The marine transport industry is under pressure to find cleaner sources of power. Soljex offers an innovative platform developed by Bloom to well-positioned to address impending emissions regulations and offer higher efficiencies than traditional power sources.
Fuel cell-powered ships can obtain immediate emissions reductions for the cleanest and most efficient operation by utilizing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the primary fuel source.
As the global infrastructure for hydrogen and other emission-free fuels continue to develop, soljex use Bloom’s modular, fuel-flexible, and upgradeable platform helps to avoid the issue of stranded assets, granting the sector long-term flexibility and scalability for improved, future-proof, ship design.