Construction to begin on zero emission push boat powered by hydrogen fuel cells

Construction is set to begin this month on the “world’s first” zero emission push boat which will powered by Ballard Power Systems’ fuel cells.

The 20-metre-long and 8.2-metre-wide boat, to be named Elektra, will be used primarily to transport goods between Berlin and Hamburg as well as on inner-city transport routes in Berlin.

Propulsion power for Elektra will be provided by the Ballard fuel cell modules along with modular batteries.

Ballard said it intends to ship three of its FCveloCity® 100kW fuel cell modules in 2020 and the company will also support integration, commissioning and testing during the demonstration phase of the project.

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