Major potential advances in marine batteries have emerged from Yara Marine Technologies’ first innovation accelerator aimed at diversifying the scrubber supplier into a green maritime technology provider.

An Israeli developer of a marine aluminium-air battery system, Phoenician Energy, was selected as the winner of the challenge to identify new technologies that can help shift the Norwegian company towards sustainable shipping products.

​Aluminium-air batteries have been known of since the 1960s, but ways to develop commercially viable products have only been discovered in recent years.