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Prince Madog Research Vessel To Be Powered By Hydrogen In £5.5M Transship II Project

The title of this post, is the same as that of this news item from Bangor University.

This is the sub-heading.

The UK’s only fully seagoing research ship within the UK’s higher education sector, the Prince Madog, is set to reduce its emissions by up to 60% thanks to a pioneering £5.5 million hydrogen power initiative that could help re-shape the future of shipping.

This is the first paragraph.

The Transship II project is the largest retrofit of its kind to-date and will see the Prince Madog retrofitted with a hydrogen electric hybrid propulsion system that will enable zero to low emission operation by 2025.

And this paragraph describes the system.

The new hydrogen propulsion system, which will work in conjunction with a diesel-fuelled main engine, will enable zero emission operation at slow speeds or over short distances – such as daily teaching trips with the students from the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University. In normal operation, the hybrid system and new novel propulsion design will reduce emissions by up to 60%.

The whole news item is a must read.

The project is certainly a good start on using hydrogen, as a fuel for shipping.

March 4, 2023 - Posted by | Hydrogen | , ,

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