A consortium of big industry names including energy major Shell and South Korea’s Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) are to trial the use of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) on an LNG carrier over the course of a year in 2025.

The grouping, which also includes Doosan Fuel Cell, its fuel cell specialist subsidiary HyAxiom, and classification society DNV, signed the agreement on the demonstration project in Korea today.