Plans for Cornwall Marine Hydrogen Centre unveiled

A world first centre dedicated to testing the marinisation of hydrogen systems for small to medium vessels is set to be established in Cornwall – an area of the UK renowned for its maritime history.

Everything from refuelling, storage, fuel cells, controls, motors and drives will be able to be tested in top quality facilities under simulated real-world conditions at the Cornwall Marine Hydrogen Centre.

A European-funded project at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus in Penryn, the centre specialises in equipment and systems for leisure vessels of all sizes, and commercial vessels up to 18m.

The case for hydrogen to replace fossil fuels in the boat sector is gathering pace. The global maritime industry relies on oil and has a huge challenge to decarbonise.

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