Independent test centre for hydrogen marine propulsion systems launched

An independent centre for the testing and demonstration of marine hydrogen propulsion systems in the southwest of the UK launched on Wednesday (April 26).

Dubbed the Hydrogen Boat Centre, a joint project between Pure Energy Professionals (PEP) and the University of Exeter (UoE), the facility aimed at accelerating the transition to clean hydrogen propulsion in boats offers a testing rig for a variety of components or complete systems.

The rig sees a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system propel one motor in the set-up, while a second motor on a dynamometer provides a resistive load to simulate the resistance a vessel’s propellor would meet in the water.

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