Recently, an all-electric ferry that can carry 30 cars and 200 passengers - Allen completed its first voyage and successfully passed through the air islands of southern Denmark and Sobi Port and Elf on Els Island. The waters between the ports of Shaf.
The Allen is powered by a 4.3 MWh battery system supplied by Swiss-based energy storage company Lechranche. In a statement, Lucklanche said that Allen is currently the world's largest all-electric ferry and is expected to be fully operational in the coming weeks. The company's CEO, Anil Srivastava, described the ship as "a pioneer in the new era of commercial maritime." He added that during the year, the ferry will stop emitting 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide, 2.5 tons of particulates and 1.4 tons of sulfur dioxide.
The development of electric ferries like Allen began when the International Maritime Organization was preparing to introduce new regulations on sulfur oxide emissions. The International Maritime Organization is working to address pollution in this area. In January 2020, IMO will ban ships from using fuels containing more than 0.5% sulfur, while current fuels contain up to 3.5% sulfur. “This project shows that today we can replace the thermal drive of fossil fuels with clean energy, which helps us fight global warming and pollution for social well-being,” Srivastava said.
According to the EU-funded project, Allen can sail 22 nautical miles (about 25.3 miles) after charging. This is the latest example of a large-scale push for innovative technologies in the transportation sector. In September 2018, European railway manufacturer Alstom introduced hydrogen fuel cell trains, one of the most advanced technologies in the world of hydrogen energy trains. Alstom said that the train can travel 140 kilometers per hour, using fuel cells to power and convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity.