Rolls-Royce focuses on technology development in new Power Lab

Rolls-Royce has announced the launch of its new Power Lab to focus on the development of cutting-edge technologies for the marine and infrastructure sectors, the company said.

Rolls-Royce, with its Power Systems business, has set the power lab to focus on net zero carbon drive and energy solutions for the marine and infrastructure sectors, with a strong emphasis on fuel cell systems and the production and deployment of synthetic fuels.

One of the new technologies on the Power Lab´s agenda involves producing and deploying fuels based on renewable energies (Power-to-X). The Power Lab will use of fuel cells in power generation and marine propulsion.

Through its Power Systems business, Rolls-Royce is also cooperating with Daimler Truck AG on developing carbon neutral fuel cell systems for supplying emergency power to mission-critical applications such as data centers and for covering peak loads. Since the end of last year, the partnership has been looking at taking fuel cell modules used in automobile production to create a demonstrator that will contribute to the power requirement of Rolls-Royce facilities in Friedrichshafen. This will support a further partnership´s aim of using fuel cell modules in development for driving commercial vehicles for other applications such as stationary power plants.

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc offers technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet the planet´s vital power needs. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs more than 10,000 people.