Italian boat builder Baglietto has unveiled its BZero project – complete with power station – which will use green hydrogen to operate small yachts and in future, ones over 50m long.
The prototype will be used to develop operation procedures, optimise technical solutions, and obtain the certifications required to use the system on board yachts and refill the tanks, either independently, or from an external source (making up for the lack of infrastructure in the former case and reducing refuelling time in the latter).
The power station also partially contributes to the shipyard’s energy production cycle, becoming part of an integrated system.
The BZero system is based upon a hydrogen production module which uses filtered and deionised sea water to produce hydrogen with 5.0 purity grade at a maximum pressure of 35 bar thanks to AEM-type electrolysers, developing an overall power of approximately 55kW.
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