Hydrogen ferry Sea Change launched into Californian waters
© Incat Crowther

Hydrogen ferry Sea Change launched into Californian waters

Hydrogen is making a splash in the US as the 70-foot, 75-passenger ferry Sea Change hits the water in California.

The monumental moment has been years in the making and was brought to fruition by a consortium of companies including Incat Crowther, which announced the news today (Sep 14), Zero Emissions Industries, BAE Systems and Hornblower Group.

The vessel will operate in the Bay Area of California, exhibiting the viability of hydrogen fuel cell marine technology and demonstrating a pathway to commercialisation.

Sea Change is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell power package provided by Zero Emissions Industries (formerly Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine), comprised of 360kW of Cummins’ fuel cells and Hexagon hydrogen storage tanks with a capacity of 246kg.

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