Rotterdam’s first hydrogen-powered water taxi expected to set sail in 2021

It’s well known that the best way to navigate Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, is by water taxi, and these fast black-yellow coloured speed boats will soon be powered by green hydrogen.

A consortium led by Enviu is developing a hydrogen-powered water taxi for the iconic Watertaxi Rotterdam’s fleet, which is expected to be operational in 2021.

Greenhouse gas emissions, and the resulting global warming, are one of the biggest problem’s society faces today.

According to Enviu, if the maritime industry were a country, it would be among the top six producers of greenhouse gas emissions globally, with waterborne transport accounting for more than 3% of global emissions and 10% of all transport emissions.

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