Rhenus Group unveils low-emission vessels
Rhenus Group introduced three low-emission river vessels at the Munich transport and logistics exhibition. Hydrogen fuel cells, Type VI engines, and scalable lithium-ion batteries will power these cutting-edge boats. Two pusher-barges—motorized pushers and three barges—are being built. The Rhenus Mannheim I+II and Rhenus Ludwigshafen will start with hydrogen fuel cells.
Rhenus Wörth I+II, the third vessel, is “hydrogen ready,” having engines that can be converted to run on hydrogen. This design assures that the Type VI engines, which are already installed, emit substantially less than Type V technology utilized in inland navigation.
These new river convoys are designed for strong Rhine currents. The vessels’ diesel-electric propulsion technology uses 30% less fuel than standard propulsion systems, according to Rhenus Transport managing director Dirk Gemmer. gasoline cell technology cuts gasoline use by 84%.
Low-emission river vessels are a major step toward greener inland navigation. Rhenus Group uses hydrogen fuel cells, modern engines, and long-lasting electric batteries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance river transportation’s environmental imprint.