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Hydrogen fuel cell boats are an emerging technology in the maritime sector that is gaining increasing attention due to its numerous benefits. Not only does it offer a cleaner and more sustainable solutions for the maritime industry, but it is also quieter than traditional power sources with no vibration. 

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Boats

INOCEL’s fuel cell solution, which features a high level of modularity, is a prime example of how this technology can be harnessed to great effect. Not only does it provide the necessary power for propulsion in smaller boats, but it can also be used to meet the onboard energy needs of larger vessels. This scalability and versatility make it a highly attractive option for a wide range of applications, including but not limited to:

  • Ferries
  • Passenger vessels
  • Yachts
  • Leisure boats
maritime hydrogen boat

By leveraging the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology, INOCEL is helping to pave the way for a more sustainable and efficient future for the maritime industry. With its focus on modularity and scalability, this technology is poised to make a significant impact on the way boats and ships are powered and operated in the years to come.


INOCEL developed its first marine demonstrator featuring a propulsion chain integrating a INOCEL fuel cell system. This hydrogen fuel cell boat offers performance and autonomy comparable to its thermal equivalent, demonstrating the potential for a high-power hydrogen world, without making any compromises. With no noise and vibrations, Poseidon is a prime example of how hydrogen fuel cell technology can be leveraged to great effect in the maritime sector.

INOCEL Fuel Cell Key Benefits

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New regulations for the maritime industry

The European Union has agreed to a regulation that requires large cargo and passenger ships to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. The new FuelEU Maritime regulation will align with the trajectory of the Fit for 55 legislative package and will gradually decrease the intensity of conventional fuels used by the maritime sector. The regulation will overlap with the International Maritime Organization’s directives and will apply to ships over 5,000 tonnes docking in European ports.

INOCEL’s fuel cell systems offer modularity and scalability, making them suitable for propulsion and onboard electricity generation in the marine sector.

Hydrogen boat


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