Our product- and development partner Nuvera Fuel Cells, LCC is among 12 partners of the APOLO project, which launched in January 2024. This initiative, funded by the European Union, will use power conversion technologies – including fuel cells – to enable maritime transport decarbonisation.

Nuvera will provide a 125 kW fuel cell engine capable of operating on hydrogen derived from ammonia, a renewable fuel gaining significance in the maritime sector. Partners in the project in addition to Nuvera Fuel Cells are; Tecnalia, H2Site, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Corvus Energy, 1 CUBE, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Astander, LEC GMBH and Fertiberia. Through the program, the partners will work on the development, integration and demonstration of the ammonia cracker, for these systems used onboard ships.

"We are very grateful for this development and the value it also will bring for our PB125 Powerboxes, as ammonia will be an important fuel of the energy mix for ships sailing the longest routes." said Elling Helvig, Chairman of HELINOR.

About HELINOR Energy

Based in Florø – Norway, the company is a scale up technology- and production provider of hydrogen fuel cell and fire suppression modules. Developing next generation modules for multipurpose attracts customers in industry segments such as maritime, shipping and offshore. After the introduction of IMO2030, IMO2050 and ETS in shipping the green transition will rapidly create demand for hydrogen-ammonia powered battery electric drivetrains for propulsion and auxiliaries. HELINOR Energy will accelerate this transition by offering compact, lightweight, and powerful powerbox modules and setting new standards in safety at sea.

Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions, has signed a formal technology development agreement with HELINOR Energy, a Norwegian scale up technology and production provider of next generation hydrogen fuel cell and fire suppression modules. Under the agreement, HELINOR will fund the development of scalable marine power solutions incorporating Nuvera’s next-generation high-power fuel cell engine technology with HELINOR’s expertise in the maritime industry. 

"The rapidly growing demand for zero-emission solutions for shipping has created opportunities and a platform for hydrogen fuel cell power solutions to address environmental concerns and showcase their efficiency and reliability advantages," said Kedar Murthy, Chief Commercial Officer at Nuvera Fuel Cells. "We are excited to strengthen Nuvera's foothold in the maritime industry, and we look forward to working alongside HELINOR to support the decarbonization of sea-going transportation.”

“In response to the International Maritime Organization’s strategy to achieve its target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, HELINOR is committed to expediting the transition to zero-carbon shipping by offering compact, lightweight, and powerful fuel cell modules, and to setting new standards in safety at sea,” said Elling Helvig, Chairman of HELINOR. “Nuvera’s high-efficiency fuel cell engines are the ideal solution because their high-power density makes optimal use of limited on-board space, and their demonstrated high-efficiency performance affords longer range and lower operating costs.”

Nuvera® E-Series Fuel Cell Engines enable vessel and maritime equipment manufacturers to meet increasingly stringent emissions mandates. Nuvera’s engines are designed to help customers with regulatory compliance, and to maintain economic competitiveness by providing high-performance power solutions. Learn more about Nuvera’s zero-emission energy solutions for maritime applications.


Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC is a manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines for mobility applications. With teams located in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Nuvera provides clean, safe, and efficient products designed to meet the rigorous needs of industrial vehicles and other transportation markets.

Nuvera is a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Hyster-Yale Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 8,300 people worldwide.

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