“To reduce GHG and pollutant emissions, within the maritime industry, Conoship International has designed a zero-emission battery-powered ship for application within the short sea shipping (SSS) market. The energy source of this ship is a vanadium bromide redox flow battery system, as a result emission-free operations is achievable. The technology of redox flow batteries has been proven in land-based applications, however in shipping it is still unknown.
An elaborate analysis of historical voyage data has been carried out to determine operational feasibility. To determine economic feasibility, a cost-comparison model has been constructed, including the capital, operational and voyage related expenses. Then a case study method, including scenario analysis, has been used to determine under which circumstances a battery-powered Conoship is cost-competitive with diesel-powered ships.” says Bob.