Nobiskurg and H2 Industries to Build Fuel Cell Powered Yacht
Nobiskurg and H2 Industries to Build Fuel Cell Powered Yacht
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, October 04, 2018

Rendsburg/Munich -- NOBISKRUG and H2-INDUSTRIES work on a project to build the first all-electric motoryacht based on LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier). The two companies are implementing the advantages of the LOHC system:

 Nobiskrug and H2-Industries are driving this new technology forward that has the power to replace the current combustion engine. The project aims to develop and demonstrate solutions for all kind of vessels avoiding CO2 emissions by operating fully electrical without hydraulics or traditional Diesel fuel.

“We believe that hydrogen is the energy of the future, which can be stored in liquid LOHC oil - similar to Diesel. This technology is a break-through on the path towards a cleaner environment”, says Holger Kahl, Managing Director of Nobiskrug. LOHC is efficient, low flammable and non-explosive also when loaded with hydrogen.

The effectiveness of the LOHC system on a vessel is seen through a silent cruising due to the electric engine and most important of all: no CO2 and NOx emissions.

“This will be the first all-electric vessel based on the LOHC technology from H2-Industries with a range over 1,000 nm and a cruising speed of 10 kn”, says Michael Stusch, CEO and founder of H2-Industries. “We are very pleased to work with Nobiskrug, who has rolled out innovative technologies in the shipping industry before.”

In order to support the energy operation of the LOHC system solar panels will be installed on top of the vessel. Expandable panels will increase the PV power output while the vessel is on anchor. “The necessity to radically reduce CO2 emissions will lead to finding a more sustainable replacement for the current carbon-based energy system. In this case hydrogen could be a significant energy vector”, says Kahl adding “With this in mind, we gladly took the opportunity to be part of this innovative project, which could turn out into a revolutionary new technology!”