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Norwegian Maritime Industry Group and U.S. Battery Assocation Sign Cooperation Agreement
A Norwegian maritime trade group and the U.S. advanced battery trade association have signed an agreement to explore the use of advanced batteries in maritime applications in order to reduce emissions in the shipping industry.
Energy storage and battery technology are expected to play an important role in reducing the environmental impact of shipping. MCTW is involved in several zero-emissions projects within the maritime sector, where advanced energy storage technology is being used. NAATBatt believes that one of the most important near-term opportunities for the advanced battery industry lies in servicing maritime applications. A goal of the cooperative effort is to get battery manufacturers more focused on maritime applications, for this market can expand the available market for large-format advanced battery manufacturers.
“With this agreement of cooperation between our two network organizations, we can bring new developments in battery and ship technology to each other’s attention to foster collaborative efforts,” says Mrs Hege Økland, project manager of MCTW. She adds that early notification of new developments can often lead to substantially reduced implementation timeframes.
NAATBatt and MCTW intend to share their business networks and to explore the development of educational programing highlighting the uses and advantages of advanced batteries in maritime applications.
“We are both excited about the possibilities for creating new concepts in the maritime sector which reduce harmful emissions by using advanced energy storage technology,”
Information about the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries:
The National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (“NAATBatt”)
Information about Maritime CleanTech West:
Maritime CleanTech West (MCTW) is a cluster of maritime industry actors in the south-west of Norway. The cluster is involved in work on energy efficiency, environmentally-
For more information – contact information:
Mrs Hege Økland, phone: + 47 957 53 695, email: hege.okland@
Mr James Greenberger, phone: 1 312 588 0488 x1, email: jgreenberger@