The Full Life Cycle of Maritime Batteries

Environmental impact offset 1.4 months Batteries are becoming a relevant and cost effective means of reducing emissions of both greenhouse gases and NOx from the maritime industry. However, not much has been said about the environmental impact of the material extraction, production, and transportation of the batteries. With COP23 talks in progress this presents a […]


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PBES bringing the electric revolution to the seas at COP23 PBES will be having its voice heard at COP23 next week in Bonn, Germany. PBES CEO Brent Perry will be speaking at three sessions during the weeklong event. Our focus in marine electric infrastructure and technology, will provide insight as to how big industry will […]

Industrial Evolution – Zero Fuel Passenger Ships a Reality Today

Cruise & Ferry
PBES keynote presentation at Interferry 2017 The maritime industry has long been the elephant in the room when global fossil fuel emissions are evaluated. How do we reconcile the enormous cost to our world of continued unabated use of fossil fuels to power our fleet of commercial vessels? These vessels are vital to our economy, […]

Putting the Safety into Battery Driven Propulsion

Interview with PBES’s Grant Brown in the September issue of The Navel Architect. Access the digital issues here Whether for hybrid or fully-powered, advances made in lithium-ion batteries have allowed the technology to quickly establish itself as a viable solution for marine propulsion. Since the launch of the first diesel-electric hybrid ferry, the 43m ro-ro […]

No Fuel & No Emissions – World First Electric Aquaculture Boat

Hybrid Workboat
PBES Powers World First Electric Aquaculture Support Vessel   Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) today announced a milestone project in the aquaculture industry. The award of the contract for energy storage aboard the electric fish farm vessel Elfrida underscores the ongoing trend toward adoption of green technology in Norway.   “We see this as crucial […]

Trondheim Rises as Norway’s Sleeping Tech Giant Awakens

In less then a decade, the hybrid and electric marine industry has grown from a single ship to over 50 large industrial hybrid and fully electric ships.  The battery revolution is hitting the maritime industry at a rapid pace with Norway emerging as a leader, the country is setting targets for 50 electrical ferries in operation by 2021.   […]

PBES at NorShipping 2017

Industry News
It’s been a busy week at NorShipping 2017 in Oslo with great interest at our booth, located in the Disruptive Sustainability Hall, stand A1-18. We also had the pleasure of joining other industry leaders on stage for the Ocean Industry Conference – Catalysts for Change presentation series for a panel discussion about sustainable solutions and […]

The Battery Power Play – Brent Perry featured in Maritime Reporter

  Brent Perry featured in April edition of Maritime Reporter, page 28-31. Short excerpt below.  Written by William Stoichevski This is historic, we tell ourselves, as PBES founder Brent Perry walks us around his still labor-intensive “bat­tery factory” in the heart of Norway, from where ship owner capital controls half of the world’s offshore tonnage. Perry, a […]

Hybrid & Electric Power for Wind Farm Support Vessels – Bringing Clean Energy Full Circle

The European offshore wind farm industry is booming. In 2015, 3,10MW of grid-connected capacity was added, 108% more than in the last 10 years! With this growth comes a need for evolution in service vessels that support the industry. Energy storage technology is a major part of the current evolution of the maritime industry; hybrid […]

Big Days for PBES Norway !

Industry News
The first shipments using our custom designed packaging are leaving our Trondheim facility. The ability to stack our battery modules on pallets makes for higher density of goods, reducing costs and minimizing the environmental impact of transportation by roughly half. The packaging is manufactured locally in Trondheim and is fully recyclable; further reducing waste.  PBES is […]

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