HOT article: Eco-friendly canal boat using alternative energy technologies

Read this ‘HOT article’ from Faraday Discussion 151: Hydrogen Storage Materials

This Faraday Discussions paper features a project which converted a diesel-powered British Waterways canal boat into a new and improved eco-friendly vessel, eliminating water, noise, and air pollution.

Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Empa, Switzerland used a combination of new energy technologies on the canal boat; solid-state hydrogen storage, a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell, lead-acid battery pack and a high-efficiency, permanent magnet (NdFeB) electric motor.

This project showed how new generation energy materials which are currently being developed can have real life applications… from canal boats to buses and cars!


Read this exciting Faraday Discussions article today:

Performance of a metal hydride store on the “Ross Barlow” hydrogen powered canal boat
A. I. Bevan, A. Züttel, D. Book and I. R. Harris
Faraday Discuss., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0FD00025F

hybrid hydrogen battery canal boat

The Ross Barlow, hybrid hydrogen battery canal boat.

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