Combining ECOLOGY with COMFORT
and INNOVATION with SUSTAINABILITY
For H2Boat, hydrogen means integration with renewable sources such as photovoltaics, wind power or hydrogen generation. But it can also be produced in a green way from any other source of electricity. Because the Energy Pack is a flexible and complete solution
FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES
The PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) type electrolyser is the future of green hydrogen production. Thanks to its polymer membrane, it can achieve high yields close to 80%, high reliability and low maintenance. Electrically powered, it splits the water molecule H2O into hydrogen and oxygen: H2O <=> H2 + 1/2O2. The hydrogen produced is then stored in metal hydrides.
Metal hydrides are metal alloys that act like sponges for hydrogen. Safe and space-saving, they are now the best way to store hydrogen on board your boat. They are able to hold at low pressure (below 10 bar) and at room temperature the same amount of hydrogen as a cylinder at over 350 bar/atmosphere.
The PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cell produces high-efficiency electricity without combustion by recombining hydrogen and oxygen taken from the air to form water and heat as the only waste product. As compact as internal combustion engines for the same power, they weigh less and require less maintenance. PEM technology is reliable, and has been developed in the automotive sector and proven to operate for more than 40,000 hours.
MAXIMUM SPACE AVAILABLE,
For storing large amounts of energy, metal hydrides are more advantageous than batteries because the energy density in volume of metal hydrides is higher than that of conventional accumulators. In addition, stainless steel cylinders containing hydrides can be easily integrated on board in the keel or bilge and used as ballast
MH are virtuous especially in terms of scale economy