Published on Oct 1, 2017
CMB technologies aims to develop new technologies and implement existing ones . It will help the CMB fleet to become more sustainable and cost-efficient in the future. The following three technology groups have already been identified to significantly reduce fuel oil consumption & emissions:
- Waste heat recuperation (WHR)
- Onboard smart grid (produce it wisely, use it when necessary)
- Big data collection (measure and anticipate)
Hydroville is the first certified passenger shuttle that uses hydrogen to power a diesel engine. Hydrogen has the advantage that no CO2, particulate matter or sulphur oxides are released when burning it.
The shuttle will be mainly used as a platform to test hydrogen-technology for commercial sea going vessels. In a first phase the Hydroville will transport people from Kruibeke to Antwerp during the rush hour to avoid traffic jams.