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Cummins powering a new ‘flying’ hydrogen vessel
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Cummins powering a new ‘flying’ hydrogen vessel

Cummins has revealed it is supplying a fuel cell system for a new ‘flying’ hydrogen-powered vessel being developed by the newly formed TU Delft Solar Team 2021.

The Netherlands-based team, consisting of 20 students of various backgrounds, have spent the last nine months taking its new ‘Hydro Motion’ vessel from a conceptual idea to a reality.

The hydrogen boat is powered by the Cummins HyPM-HD30 and will convert 99.9% pure hydrogen into electricity to power the boat’s driveline, electronics and other devices.

The hydrogen will be stored in a gaseous state in the hydrogen system tank, which has a 350-litre capacity and can also store more than 8kg of hydrogen gas, exceeding 265kWH energy.

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