A collaboration with North Devon Marine, the University of Exeter and the Marine Business Technology Centre to showcase Hydrogen as a viable fuel source for a commercially endorsed sailboat. 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.
A blend of fixed and flexible solar, small wind, LiFePO4 batteries and Hydrogen fuel cells coupled with the significant benefits in efficiency using electric propulsion. 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.
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 H2 can be provided to the demand, reducing pollution, driving down operating cost, raising awareness and significantly reducing emissions.
Using H2 Fuel Cells seen in Auriga Energy’s highly successful Hydrogenesis project in Bristol harbour, we are evolving the technology for coastal waters and specifically for sail craft and aiming at passenger transport.
This vessel will be made available for education, further research and development and charter in the waters between Lundy Island 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
- Light weight
- 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.