PBES CEO Brent Perry Speaks at ZERO Conference in Norway

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PBES presented and exhibited at the ZERO conference in Oslo this year.  Watch Brent speak about the future of clean energy and energy storage, along with Kjetil Bohn of Quantafuel and Morten Johansen of Splitkon AS.    

PBES Norway and Høglund Marine Automation announce Partnership Agreement

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Høglund Marine Automation offers PBES energy storage to marine customers Trondheim, Norway – December 1, 2016 – PBES and Høglund Marine Automation today announced a partnership agreement to industrial quality energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels. The partnership agreement underscores the on-going green shift that is now occurring in the commercial marine […]

Siemens Study found 7 out of 10 ferries are more profitable after conversion to electrical propulsion

Thanks to a growing number of initiatives focusing on the transition to green energy sources and electrification, we now see that it is entirely technologically possible to replace diesel engines with battery-powered electric motors. Not only is it technologically possible to replace diesel engines with battery-powered electric motors but in Denmark alone, 30 ferry routes […]

PBES Sets Up Danish Operations in Copenhagen

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Plan B Energy Storage Announces PBES Denmark ApS Marine Energy Storage Manufacturer PBES Sets Up Danish Operations in Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark – October 25, 2016 – Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) announced today the creation of PBES Denmark ApS. PBES Denmark will be the cornerstone of the energy storage industry in Denmark, delivering local jobs and […]

PBES Selected for new HH Ferries Contract

Cruise & Ferry
PBES Lithium Energy Storage Selected for new HH Ferries Contract Norwegian/Canadian PBES awarded supply contract for worlds largest battery-­‐powered ferries Trondheim, Norway – October 4, 2016 – Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) today announced the energy storage supply contract for the two largest battery-­‐powered ferries in the world. Each of the two Scandlines Helsingborg-­‐Helsingör ferries […]

A New Breed of Superyacht is Emerging

The Hybrid Superyacht – the ultimate in freedom & efficiency Unlike conventional vessels, the hybrid superyacht allows a choice between traditional power generation or a clean onboard energy source. Efficiency is given a high premium, and energy storage maximizes efficiency while increasing performance, safety and comfort. Battery only operation of the yacht provides the ultimate […]

Norwegian Maritime Authority Approval

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Norwegian Maritime Authority Approves PBES Lithium Energy Storage Norwegian/Canadian PBES lithium-ion energy storage approved to meet new NMA standard Trondheim, Norway – September 26, 2016 − Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) announced today the approval of PBES marine energy storage system for use in electric and hybrid vessels in Norway. Trondheim based PBES is the […]

Ship of the Year

“As the founder of Corvus Energy in 2009, I brought the marine industry a world first – a purpose designed energy storage solution to meet the needs of the marine customer. In the years following my departure it is apparent the industry is learning through failure, yet failure is the best teacher. Corvus’ failures taught us a lot […]

Water-Cooled Batteries Ensure Fast Charging of Electric Ferries Across Øresund

English translation from original article published by Danish paper Ingeniøren, “Vandkølede batterier sikrer lynladning af elfærger på Øresund”, by Søren Rask Petersen on August 27, 2016 Read original article here 1,200 kWh of electricity will need to be available when two ferries from HH Ferries operating on the Elsinore-Helsingborg route convert to full battery operation next year. This […]

Battery Ferries smashes diesel on profitability –, By Ellen Viseth

Below is a translated copy of a Bellona article originally published in Norwegian.  For a link to the original article click here   A recent study reveals that it will be profitable to replace 70 percent of Norwegian ferries to either battery or hybrid propulsion. Of the 180 ferries that cross the Norwegian fjords, it […]

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