The vessel will integrate a liquid hydrogen container that will supply a steady flow of the clean energy carrier to a hydrogen fuel cell that will generate propulsion.

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In developing a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell design, it allows shipping companies to convert ageing fleets to hydrogen fuel cell presenting a relatively lost cost solution to zero-emissions.

Being jointly developed by Sandia, Glosten, and Scripps, the groundbreaking work could present further opportunities to integrate hydrogen into the shipping industry and could accelerate its adoption in the sector.

Bruce Appelgate, Associate Director of Ship Operations & Marine Technical Support at Scripps, said, “Sandia showed us that non-polluting hydrogen fuel cells could be used in a maritime environment.

“Recounted For ocean research, using a hydrogen fuel-cell vessel instead of a diesel-fuelled engine solves the problem of data corruption due to engine emissions and noise, allowing for better sample collection.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

 H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.