Energy Storage Europe 2019 - Maritime Climate Protection
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:20 AM
• Storage and alternative fuels lower emissions
• Hybrid drives and synthetic gas score well on long-distance routes
• Electric drives are optimal for short distances
boot Düsseldorf, the world's largest trade fair for boats, and Energy storage Europe, the leading energy storage trade fair, are launching joint activities in order to advance maritime climate protection by means of environmentally and climate-friendly drives and energy-efficient production. From 12 to 14 March 2019, companies that offer stationary and mobile storage solutions, power-2-gas technologies and electric as well as hybrid drives will be presenting themselves at Energy storage Europe. These include market and technology leaders such as Siemens and MAN Energy Solutions as well as innovative medium-sized companies such as H-Tec and the Swiss ecovolta, which, together with the boat builder Ernesto Riva, is showing the fully electric wooden yacht E-Commuter in Düsseldorf.
In cooperation with the German Marine Foundation and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, boot had already launched the sustainability initiative "Love your Ocean" in 2017. At this year's boat exhibition from 19 January to 27 January 2019, the initiative will once more organise its own activity stand in Hall 14. Within the scope of the cooperation, boot will use its network to inform the industry about energy storage and Energy storage Europe.
Hybrid drives and synthetic gas for long-haul applications MAN Energy Solutions is publicly advocating a 'maritime energy revolution' based on the increased use of low-emission gases as fuel. "The path to the decarbonization of the maritime economy leads via the decarbonization of fuels. For container ships in particular, complete electrification is technically impossible," says Lex Nijsen, Vice President and Head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Energy Solutions. The focus is on hybrid solutions that combine modern combustion engines with electrical systems and storage solutions. With such solutions, it will then be possible to drive electrically in the port area. On the high seas and at full speed, however, emissions can be reduced by using low-emission fuels such as LNG (liquefied natural gas).
The increased use of LNG also opens the door to long-term alternatives: Synthetic LNG from renewable energy, which is produced with the Power-toX process, can drive ships CO2-neutrally in the future. "Power-to-X is essential for sustainable long term logistics. Because the technology not only enables the storage of renewable energy, but also the decarbonisation of fuels and thus the long overdue sector coupling of energy and traffic turnaround," adds Nijsen. MAN Energy Solutions will be presenting its Power-to-X solutions at Energy storage Europe. For example, the company has developed a 50 MW complete solution on an industrial scale. Other companies such as H-TEC SYSTEMS GmbH from Lübeck will also be presenting their hydrogen technology in Düsseldorf. Urban Windelen, Executive Director Bundesverband Energiespeicher e.V. (BVES): “Smart energy storage innovation energizes the “Maritime Energiewende”.
From battery technologies to flexible sector coupling with power-to-X: thanks to innovative storage solutions, the transformation to carbon-reduced energy systems is possible. In view of the global increase in shipping traffic, the “Energiewende on the water” is a focal topic. The Energy storage Europe 2019 shows the latest developments of the progressive energy storage industry". Electric drives for shorter distances In the past few years, an entire series of purely electric drive systems and storage solutions has been developed for the maritime recreational sector as well as for commercial use.
Thus, in collaboration with the Fjellstrand shipyard, Siemens has developed a purely electrically powered car ferry, which is used in Norway. Li-ion batteries allow the gentle intermediate charging of the ship's accumulators on shore during the only ten-minute mooring phases of the ferry. For the lagoon city of Venice, the technology company developed the drive for an electric shuttle boat, which connects the airport with the city centre. For this purpose, technologies from the automotive industry were used. In both the commercial as well as the recreational segment, the major advantages of electric boats are their emission-free and almost noiseless operation, which relieves the residents of inland waterways in particular. "Florian Helmberger, Sales Manager at Frauscher Bootswerft, which has offered electrically powered recreational yachts since the 1960s, speaks at the Energy storage Europe Conference: "The interest in electric boats has increased continuously in recent years and the technological progress in the automotive sector is making the models increasingly more powerful and durable.
For instance, for some of our boats with the most powerful drive system, we use the battery from the BMW i3". Hybrid drives and synthetic gas for long-distance use MAN Energy Solutions is publicly advocating a 'maritime energy revolution', which is based on the growing use of low-emission gases as fuel. "The path to the decarbonisation of the maritime economy goes via the decarbonisation of fuels. Because complete electrification is not technically feasible, especially for container ships," says Lex Nijsen, Vice President and Head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Energy Solutions. The emphasis lies on hybrid solutions that combine modern combustion engines with electrical systems and storage solutions. With such solutions, it is then possible to sail electrically in the port area.
Whereas on the high seas and at full speed, emissions can be reduced by using low-emission fuels such as LNG (liquefied natural gas). In addition, the increased use of LNG opens the door to long-term alternatives: Synthetic LNG from renewable energy, which is produced with the Power-to-X process, can sail ships CO2-neutrally in the future. "Powerto-X is essential for sustainable long term logistics. Because the technology not only enables the storage of renewable energy, but also the decarbonisation of fuels and with it the long overdue sector coupling of a transformation of energy and transport," states Nijsen.
Amongst other things, MAN Energy Solutions will present its Power-to-X solutions at Energy storage Europe. For instance, the company has developed a 50 MW complete solution on an industrial scale. Other companies such as H-TEC SYSTEMS GmbH from Lübeck will also be presenting their hydrogen technology in Düsseldorf. Energy efficiency in production Also in the production of water vehicles, storage tanks - particularly in connection with solar systems - are able to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. Amongst other things, they make it possible to significantly increase the self-consumption of solar power generated by the company itself. Additionally, companies can reduce their energy costs with the help of peak load capping. At Energy storage Europe, various suppliers will present their storage solutions for the manufacturing industry.