Fuel-cell hybrid systems to generate shipboard electrical power

W. J. Sembler, S. Kumar

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The reduction of shipboard airborne emissions has been receiving increased attention due to the desire to improve air quality and reduce the generation of greenhouse gases. The use of a fuel cell could represent an environmentally friendly way for a ship to generate in-port electrical power that would eliminate the need to operate diesel-driven generators or use shore power. This paper includes a brief description of the various types of fuel cells in use today, together with a review of the history of fuel cells in marine applications. In addition, the results of a feasibility study conducted to evaluate the use of a fuel-cell hybrid system to produce shipboard electrical power are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2009
EventSNAME Maritime Convention 2009, SMC 2009 - Providence, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2009Oct 23 2009


ConferenceSNAME Maritime Convention 2009, SMC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Fuel cell
  • Hybrid system
  • SOFC
  • Shipboard power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Development
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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