The world’s first hydrogen-powered boat

It’s not only cars that can benefit from hydrogen technology, the boats too!
Here is the new project “Zero CO2 around the Mediterranean sailing” this is test this year a sailboat RM 1200 12 m, with an electric motor powered by a hydrogen fuel cell (developed by the CEA Liten Grenoble) and batteries.

Zero CO2

This yacht like no other has been built by the shipyard RM of La Rochelle. In June 2010, it will arrive in Marseille in trials at sea Then from July to December 2010, he produced a scientific mission in the Mediterranean Sea.

Floralis, the technology transfer subsidiary of the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, will be responsible for the integratrion of a scientific platform on the boat that will be used to capture important scientific data on man-made pollution throughout the 6 month expedition. The yacht will travel around the Mediterranean coast as far as Morocco on a journey that will commence in mid July, 2010.

Zero CO2

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This post was written by admin on August 9, 2010

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Mercedes F 800 Style, PHEV, or fuel cell with hydrogen

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Many people criticize the electric cars that are not on a dedicated platform, which are primarily gasoline cars, on which it was adapted, sometimes awkwardly, with limited budget, an electric motor. Mercedes intends to refute these criticisms, but without a chassis designed specifically to electric power. The trick is to develop a platform that Mercedes calls multi drive, to signify that it accepts both a conventional gasoline engine, an electric powertrain powered by a fuel cell.

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Mercedes has developed 2 channels traction totally different concept F 800 Style. Let’s first hybrid gasoline. Who is not entirely original, since it is an evolution of the concept of Vision S 500 Plug-in hybrid, which was already based on an evolution of the S 400 series hybrid. We thus find the V6 petrol 3.5 liter. With direct injection of new generation, he is more sober, power up to 300 hp. The electric motor is progressing much as his power increases to 80 kilowatts (109 hp).

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

The fuel tank is 45 liters, the lithium-ion more than 10 kWh, giving 30 km of electric range and 700 km of autonomy combined. This is fairly low for a limousine. The trunk then, is not really what is expected of a big Mercedes. Its capacity is only 440 liters. It is certainly much better than a Lexus GS450h (280 liters), but it’s even bad for families, as hybrid cars more environmentally friendly, offer less autonomy and less space for luggage, than diesel.

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Second version, fuel cell (CAP), and again it is an evolution of an existing drivetrain also that of the F-Cell Class B CAP. This is good! The more standardization in new automotive technology, they will be more affordable. Nevertheless, this powertrain is perhaps a bit light for a big sedan with an electric motor only 100 kilowatts (136 hp). 290 Nm of torque all the same, but the speed is limited to 180 mph, which makes the F 800 concept style, the slowest of all Mercedes.

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Yet the best of all the saloons of the star (equal with the F-Cell), since it is zero pollution. Its use never rejects anything but a trickle of water vapor, and 5.2 kilograms of hydrogen at 700 bar pressure cylinders that contain her give a range of nearly 600 km. These 2 chains traction will meet in the future in the Mercedes range, certainly in this decade … But we will first see the new generation of the Mercedes CLS. She is the F 800 ad, with lines surprising, since very different from the slender silhouette of the current CLS, the car that started the fashion for low line sedans. We’ll see soon what happens on the production model, probably this fall.

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2010 Olympics in Vancouver: The introduction of hydrogen buses

In Canada, sport and means of transport have environmental technologies combine to our delight!

During the Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 (from February 12 to 28), 20 hydrogen buses boarded the public to Whistler mountain resort (where various competitions are held).

These buses ecologists have been concocted by a consortium including Canada’s Ballard is. They are equipped with a hydrogen engine, a fuel cell (housed on the roof) and an electric battery. It is the Canadian federal and British Columbia who funded the project of 89.5 million.

The fueling station, located in the municipal bus depot, has a capacity of 26 000 liters!

This fleet of 20 hydrogen buses will still be outstanding after the Olympics: good news, ticket prices will remain the same for users.

The price of a hydrogen-powered buses is 2 million Canadian dollars (cons 500 000 Canadian dollars for a traditional bus). A significant investment that is well worth it!

The organizers of the Olympics and the Whistler ski resort and want to limit the impact of transport on the environment.

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Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda goes with the circle piston Wankel engine in the future and uses the rotary engine as an entry into the hydrogen age. How to drive the two prototypes Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

In Japan, the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen has leased since 2006.  Athletes with mild grade: 109 hp must meet the prototypes.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary is conspicuous only by pasting on.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The prototype will demonstrate that hydrogen rotary engine and fit together well.
Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

From the pipes flowing at RX-8 Hydrogen only water vapor.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen was founded in 2003 at the Tokyo Motor Show presented.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda uses the technique on tank vessels, the 350 bar handle. One filling is sufficient for approximately 100 kilometers.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The dual-fuel system makes changing the use of hydrogen and super gasoline possible.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The 105-liter tank H2 requires a complete boot.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Inside are Tankuhr except the second and the switch no difference to the production model to recognize.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Two ads for gasoline tank (five liters) and H2 (105 liters).

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary with electric motor and lithium-ion battery makes the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary hybrid provides powerful propulsion.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda Premacy 5.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Given the high-pressure hydrogen tanks, the trunk shrinks to 230 liters.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The overall efficiency of the prototype is extremely low.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The drive of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid is that of the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen in the shade.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Dre hydrogen Wankel has 350 Newton meter torque.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

With hydrogen, the power is lower than with ordinary gasoline.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

At the pump, there are expected differences.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Hydrogen pumps are rare in Norway.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The rotary engine is nothing to see, the high-performance electronic components dominate the engine compartment.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, two of seven seats to the hydrogen tank’s sake soft.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The graph shows the Wankel as electricity producers to charge the lithium-ion batteries.

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This post was written by admin on August 10, 2009

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Flying Fuel Cell: Antares DLR-H2

Take off with hydrogen: Driven solely by the energy of a fuel cell is an airplane for its maiden flight in Hamburg started. Researchers want to demonstrate that the technology for use in aviation is suitable.

The Antares DLR-H2 during its technical flight trial in June 2009 at Zweibrücken. The fuel cell is slung under the left wing and the hydrogen tank under the right wing – with a capacity of either 2 or 4.9 kilograms. The fuel cell system used to power the Antares delivers up to 25 kilowatts of electrical power, and when flying in a straight line, the aircraft only requires about ten kilowatts of power. In this situation, the fuel cell is operating at an efficiency level of approximately 52 percent.

Antares DLR-H2

Antares DLR-H2

Antares DLR-H2

Antares DLR-H2

Another new feature of the Antares is the way its fuel cell is connected to the main electric motor that powers the aircraft. The motor controller, developed jointly with Lange Aviation and with the College of Advanced Technology in Berne/Biel, is capable of taking in and controlling voltages from 188 to 400 V. Through the direct link between fuel cell and motor, efficiency is optimised while costs, reliability and maintenance costs are minimised.

The hissing white tank drops in aerodynamically favorable shape hangs under the wing of a glider. Antares DLR H2 is the Air Force, in a few minutes to the first official flight at the airport Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel will take off. It is the world’s first public flight of a single fuel cell-powered aircraft – and therefore sends Hamburg’s First Mayor Ole von Beust personally some Greetings. He says “It almost like the first flight of Yuri Gagarin into space”.

The DLR’s scientists will continue to work closely with Airbus and Lufthansa Technik cooperate. The technology-yard, the Antares DLR-H2, at the Lufthansa base in Hamburg will be stationed, technically supervise. The experimental fuel-cell makers of DLR, the Airbus A320 ATRA, a fuel cell in which the functions of the APU Hilfsgasturbine takes effect from the yard looks.

Source: DLR motor glider Antares takes off in Hamburg

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This post was written by admin on July 17, 2009

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