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Methanol-powered vessel begins operation in Germany

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.

Read more on the press release.


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