Our fuel cell systems are ready for the net-zero challenge

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The course to net zero emissions in maritime transportation is being set and defined now. Over 90% of world trade is carried across the world’s oceans by nearly 90,000 marine vessels. Simultaneously, IMO has set a target for the maritime industry to cut emissions by 50% by 2050.

Advent is ready to address this challenge with customizable fuel cell systems that are modular and fully scalable. Our resilient fuel cells are fuel-flexible, allowing the use of methanol, natural gas, and hydrogen for primary propulsion or auxiliary power needs.

This flexibility puts Advent’s fuel cell systems in a unique position to accelerate the transition towards net-zero today.

Areas of applications:

  • Propulsion and power for smaller vessels (leisure and sailing boats, ferries, and inland river vessels)
  • Redundant power to existing power applications, i.e., replacing an existing diesel generator
  • Power for auxiliary loads on larger vessels
  • Cold ironing power to vessels at port

Key Advantages of Advent Fuel Cells

Methanol is tomorrow’s
hydrogen, today.

Methanol, an excellent hydrogen carrier that can be used as a hydrogen store for fuel cells, can be easily turned into hydrogen through a catalytic process using a fuel reformer.

Advent’s reformed methanol fuel cell product portfolio provides a market-ready technology solution as the hydrogen value chain uptake is progressively ramping up.

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Schematic overview of electricity generators system in a vessel

Areas of application on board vessels and air independent propulsion integrated designs.

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Case Studies


A demonstration project funded by the German government. It aims at developing and demonstrating a safe practical solution for a hybrid electric energy system for inland waterway ships using fuel cells in confined maritime applications. 


  • 18 RMFC units stacked in parallel
  • 90 Kw max output
  • 1050 V power lines
  • Fully automated operation
  • Used for IMO and ICC CEVNI Class Rule development

MS Innogy

MS Innogy is the first vessel in Germany to be powered by methanol fuel cells, featuring a fuel cell system manufactured by Advent A/S. As part of the project, Advent A/S cooperated with the energy company Innogy, aiming to showcase the potential of methanol as a fuel of the future.


  • 35kW system – seven 5kW modules integrated into one rack
  • Hybrid constellation – fuel cell system and a battery pack
  • Waste heat from the fuel cell to drive the methanol reformation
  • Reduced noise and low vibrations

MS Mariella

Viking Line’s “Mariella” ferry service between Helsinki and Stockholm had a 90kW system comprising methanol-fueled high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells installed by Advent A/S.


  • Equipped with a fuel cell stack powered by a methanol fuel supply system
  • The methanol fuel tank was bunkered by the truck using a standard hose
    arrangement and was reformed into Hydrogen and then transformed into
    90kW of electrical power.