First passenger ship with fuel cell propulsion races at the Alster

By the end of August could Zemships the project for a emissionsfreies ship with fuel cells, the world’s first commercial passenger ship with fuel cell drive his service on the Hamburg Alster. The FCS Alsterwasser “is a joint project of nine partners, the BZ-hybrid drive with a 48 kW PEM BZ supplied the Proton Motor Fuel Cell Ltd. The necessary hydrogen filling station was completely built by Linde AG and planned.

On each of the tours are up to 100 people on board the lake and its canals and Fleete enjoy and this without any pollutant emission. The Zemship (Zero Emissions Ship) is a joint project of nine partners under the direction of the Authority for Urban Development and Environment of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The Zem ships project, which started in November 2006, has an investment volume of almost 5.5 million euros.The European Union supports the project with 2.4 million euros. The remaining funding in the amount of 3.1 million euros, the partners involved.

Wolfgang Tiefensee, Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development. Tiefensee: “I am completely thrilled. The project has signal effect. It is a milestone in the development of fuel cell technology for liner shipping.”

The full Hamburger press release and the data sheet with information on the FCS Alster water and the partners can be found overleaf.

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This post was written by admin on September 11, 2008

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Nissan improved fuel cell

Stronger performance and cheaper than before, a new generation of fuel-cell cars of the automobile manufacturer Nissan. Through a newly constructed membrane inside the cell, doubling the energy density of small hydrogen power plant. At the same time reduce the amount of platinum needed, what the production by 35 percent cheaper. Initial tests of zero emission fuel cell are expected at the end of the year.

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This post was written by admin on September 9, 2008

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Museum shows the mobility of tomorrow

With the mobility of future deals, the museum car at Hockenheim vision and shows with its hybrid automobile exhibition possibilities and visions for the period after oil. There are several concept cars from different manufacturers.

These include, for example, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class with fuel cell or the BMW 730hL, the first car, the hydrogen went around the world. In a exhibit are from the 90s-born hybrid vehicle study Opel Twin. It was caused by their advanced hybrid technology and changed its interior space for attention. The Twin has two interchangeable, working independently drive units in module form. For short-haul trips is purely batterieelektrische solution, in which a two Hub Wheel Motors 11 kW/14 hp exchange module equipped with a battery capacity of 29 kWh an ecological and economical driving in a range of over 200 kilometres per load permit. The maximum speed is here 120 km / h. The drive of the second for long-haul trips developed exchange module is a 25 kW/34 hp three-cylinder gasoline engine. With an average consumption of only 3.5 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres one per 20-liter tank just 600 kilometers wide. The maximum speed is here at 140 km / h. Instead of the usual “two plus two” seating arrangement, the Opel Twin on a “one plus three” arrangement. It takes the driver ahead of him statistically the safest seating position in the middle, while three passengers in Fond place.

Moreover, the hybrid exhibition future infrastructure requirements, such as substituted fuel production, distribution and storage. The exhibition runs from now and Thursday to Sunday in the period from 10.00 to 17.00 clock open. Admission is five euros, off four euros (www.museum-autovision.de).

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This post was written by admin on September 9, 2008

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Suzuki SX4-FCV

The prototype hydrogen-Suzuki SX4-FCV presented the Japanese manufacturer at the G8 summit on the peninsula of Hokkaido. The small cars will be on a high-performance fuel cell and excess brake to accelerate use. The five-manufacturer creates a maximum speed of 150 km / h and has a range of 250 kilometers.

270 km rather than the current 160 km per tank is now also the prototype Mercedes-Benz A-Class F-Cell “plus” course. This has the Stuttgart manufacturer on a trial ride from Berlin to Magdeburg Environmental Forum demonstrated. The range increase of almost 70 percent is through increased compression of hydrogen. The new technology is also in the B-Class F-Cell to use and a range of 400 kilometers.
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This post was written by admin on September 5, 2008

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H2Expo 2008: First conference on the EU project Zemships

Scientists from eleven countries are exhibiting at the H2Expo, the 7th. nternational conference and exhibition for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, 22 to 23 October 2008 at the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg their research results and projects. n addition to present new market-renowned manufacturers and industrial and commercial applications. On the second day of H2Expo is also the first time a conference on the EU project “Zemships – Zero Emission Ships”. le von Beust, First Mayor of Hamburg, is patron of the H2Expo 2008. The Hanseatic city is in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in Europe a leading position.

International Conference

At the conference discuss scientists, technicians and engineers from home and abroad different aspects of hydrogen use. The symposium and workshops in the current research projects and applications in various countries and discussed. Main topics of the conference this year is mainly due to the technical innovations in each fuel cell types and their most promising fields of application as well as storage and infrastructure. Another focus will be on alternative methods of hydrogen production, such as biomass or waste water.

Parallel Zemships Conference

The first time during the H2Expo 2008, a conference at which the world’s first passenger ship “brennstoffzellengetriebene” presented, which will soon be driving his service record in Hamburg
A consortium of nine companies, the Zemships (Zero Emission Ships, without harmful emissions of CO2) with the support of the EU is developing and now wants the everyday practicality of innovative fuel cell technology to prove. In lectures, the various project partners, the first experience, the use of the ship on the Alster and operation for the newly constructed gas station have been collected. or technical excursions on the Alster can trade visitors from power and benefits of emission “Zemships” convince themselves.

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This post was written by admin on September 5, 2008

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