Auriga Energy, supported by Bristol Forklifts, recently completed the testing of the AurigaGen FL prototype fuel cell power unit on a pallet truck. The hydrogen fuelled power unit is designed to replace the battery and provide a full shift of constant power between refuels.
By invitation, Auriga Energy has joined the advisory board of the MARANDA project – June 2017. MARANDA, is a FCH JU funded project, which aims to accelerate the introduction of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen in the Marine sector.
Auriga Energy supported the FCH JU “Joint Workshop on Maritime and Port applications” in Valencia, Spain on 15- 16 June 2017. The event is part of the Smart Specialisation Strategy and takes a closer look at maritime and port applications.
Auriga Energy will present a case study of its fuel cell and hydrogen systems deployed in the pioneering fuel cell ferry, the Hydrogenesis. The fuel cell and hydrogen system continues to perform well after 4 years since installation.
Auriga Energy featured at the 2nd World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit in Amsterdam. The pioneering Hydrogenesis project and the case for hydrogen and fuel cell power in marine applications was well appreciated by the expert audience.
Auriga Energy presented the case for hydrogen as a clean marine fuel for the future, addressing its advantages, suitability and safety implications at the Lloyds Maritime Academy seminar titled “Emissions Controls: Compliance and Enforcement”. The seminar was held in London on 7-8 May 2015 and was attended by an international audience.
The Hydrogenesis project featured at the “Future Fuels for Shipping” seminar hosted in London by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in November 2014. Participants of the Seminar came from a number of countries in Europe as well as the UK. The presentation illustrated hydrogen in use as a future fuel for shipping to help meet the the requirements of the MARPOL treaty Annex VI.
Conceived by Auriga Energy, the Hydrogenesis ferry is powered by Auriga Energy fuel cells delivering up to 12kW continuous power, though an Auriga Energy Power Management Unit (PMU) controlling the delivery of the zero-emissions power to the propeller via twin permanent magnet motors. Auriga Energy was responsible for the complete on-board power generation, control/management and the hydrogen fuel systems with the hydrogen gas and refuelling station provided by Air Products. See The Guardian
Auriga Energy’s Bristol ferry project featured at the “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for maritime and harbour applications: current status and future perspectives in the EU” workshop organised in Venice by the FCH JU on 14th June 2013. The objective of the workshop was to understand current and future clean energy technology solutions for marine applications, ranging from freight and passenger transportation, logistics and back-up power to harbour facilities and infrastructure in order to inform the EU funding streams.
Auriga Energy has completed its first installation in the heart of the London. The AurigaGen backup power system, installed in a 3rd floor office, is keeping a business operational through power outages.
Auriga Energy presented the Hydrogenesis project at the Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading SEAaT conference in London on 18th April 2013. The presentation showed the application of hydrogen in as the marine fuel for the future in the Hydrogenesis in Bristol.