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22 November 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:57 GMT+1



October 14, 2019

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AIDAnova will be the first cruise ship on which fuel cells will be experienced to hydrogen

The tests will be started the next year

AIDA Cruises of the crocieristico group American Carnival Corporation will be the first crocieristica company to the world to experience the technology of the fuel cells for feeding the system of propulsion of a great cruise ship. The American group has announced that in 2021 AIDA Cruises "Pa-X-ell2" will experience this technology on the AIDAnova ship in the within of the called research project whose scope is to develop to fuel cells fed to hydrogen derived from the methanol, arranges - has emphasized Carnival - that can allow to reduce the level of the emissions of the ships to an inferior level to that deriving from the use of the which liquified natural gas that is the cleaned fossil fuel more.

The fuel cells used by AIDA Cruises will be planned by the Freudenberg Sealing Technologies of the German group Freudenberg and - it has specified Carnival - they will currently have a longer life-cycle regarding fuels cell in phase of development for the automotive field as the first tests to earth have resulted in a duration of beyond 35 thousand hours of operation.

Al project "Pa-X-ell2", that it is financed by the German Ministry of the Transports and digital infrastructures, participates beyond to AIDA Cruiises and Freudenberg Sealing Technologies also the German ship yard Meyer Werft, than in 2018 it has constructed the AIDAnova, and other partner.

Vincenzo Miele



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