The methanol-powered German ship, MS Innogy, has been christened and put into operation as a passenger vessel on Essen’s Lake Baldeney, Germany.
- Innogy is the first vessel in Germany to be powered by a methanol fuel cell.
- All energy used to power the passenger vessel will come from renewable sources, including the fuel cell, which will use methanol to produce electricity and supply a battery-backed electric motor.
- Methanol will be directly generated on Lake Baldeney in the hydroelectric plant on the weir. CO2 is filtered from the surrounding air and converted into methanol using electricity and water.