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24 March 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:16 GMT+1

June 22, 2018

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In 2020 the first ferry with fed propulsion to hydrogen will be ready

Project which co-financed from the European Union through the program Horizon 2020

The consortium guided HySeas III from Marine the navalmeccanica society British Ferguson and from the British athenaeum University of St. Andrews and constituted by the local institution Scottish Orkey Islands Council, from the Marine Kongsberg Norwegian, the Danish Ballard Powere Systems Europe, the McPhy French, spatial agency German Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) and from the Interferry Canadian will realize the first ferry to the world with fed propulsion to hydrogen.

For the realization of the project pairs to 12,6 million euros are previewed costs, of which 9,3 million euros they will be financed by the European Union through Horizon 2020, the program European picture for research purposes and the innovation.

According to the forecasts of the consortium, that it will formally begin the activity the next 1° July, the ferry fed with fuel cells to hydrogen could be completed in 2020. The innovative ship for the transport of passengers and vehicles will be employed along the coasts of Scotland, mainly in waters of the Orcadi Islands, where already they are you anticipate systems for the hydrogen production from renewable energetic sources.

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