Hydrogen

There is real scope for power plants in marine vessels in both commercial and leisure applications to provide an effective range without the need for fossil fuel on board.

A collaboration between North Devon Marine, the University of Exeter and the Marine Business Technology Centre to showcase Hydrogen from electrolysis as a viable fuel for a commercially endorsed sailing vessel. This initiative will replace all the fossil fuel used on board and offer a real world facility for continued research and development for alternative power at sea.


Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe and is the primary fuel powering the Sun.  Hydrogen will be a truly sustainable fuel.


As we further develop these systems, and like minded operators begin to take up the technology, locally produced “green” Hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy; driving down operating costs, raising awareness and significantly reducing emissions..

Using Auriga Energy’s Fuel Cells which power the highly successful Hydrogenesis project in Bristol harbour, we are developing the technology for use in the challenging waters of the Bristol Channel in a commercial yacht, ultimately working towards low impact, zero emissions passenger and goods transportation at sea.

This vessel will be made available for education, further research and development and charter in the waters between Lundy Island, South Wales and Bristol harbour.

Hydrogen technology is;

  • Emission free
  • Produces no chemicals or particulates. Exhaust is only water
  • Run time only limited by tank size
  • Reliable (minimal moving parts)
  • Low maintenance
  • Quiet
  • Light weight
  • Safe
  • Provides the same versatility as legacy fuels
  • No diesel spillage problems
  • Potential for local generation of hydrogen fuel

Gecko Energy are developing the resource to produce greeen Hydrogen via electrolysis using local renewable energy for local use in North Devon. Please drop us a message if you’d like to know more.


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