A Richmond company is part of the new Blue Whale field trial to power boats and ferries with a new battery system.
Photo screen grab from Canada's Ocean Supercluster YouTube
Richmond’s Corvus Energy powering new maritime technology
Published 4:06 PST, Wed February 17, 2021
A cutting edge Canadian-powered technology will soon be in use on Canada’s West Coast.
Richmond’s Corvus Energy is partnering with Seaspan Ferries in a field trial of the development and commercialization of a cutting edge energy dense battery for boats and ferries.
This new technology, called blue whales’ design, could power big ferries and even cargo ships. It is up to 50 per cent more energy dense than other battery systems and reduces engine noise and engine vibration which is beneficial for marine wildlife, crew and passengers alike.
This could also be significant in the fight against climate change as energy-dense batteries for big cargo ships have the potential to help contribute to Canada’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions.
Along with additional partners VARD Marine, BC Hydro, and UBC, this project is also made possible by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster which is contributing $2 million to the Field Validation of Energy Storage System Project. An additional $2.15 million is coming from industry partners.
See video announcement at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Hzpi9iEAQ&feature=youtu.be.
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