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November 20, 2014
Hybrid Ferry MF Finnoy Completes Three-Month Trial
Richmond, Canada (SPX) Nov 20, 2014
Corvus Energy has announced the completion of the three month trial of the hybrid ferry MF Finnoy. The refit vessel used a 960V, 260kWh Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 40 Corvus Energy AT6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries. The ESS was integrated with the existing drive systems provided by Siemens AS, and powered by two 650kW diesel generators. MF Finnoy, built in 1999, has a capacity of 350 passengers and 110 cars. She runs on the 20-minute crossing between Lauvvik and Oanes in Norw ... read more

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New way to make batteries safer
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A new generation of storage ring
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Developing environmentally friendly Li-ion batteries
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