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Fuel Cells Weigh Anchor

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Full-size imageAs public awareness of hydrogen fuel cells focuses on car engines and other land-based uses for alternative energy, efforts to bring hybrid power sources to the high seas steam quietly -- if slowly -- ahead.

On April 8, Mississauga, Ontario-based Hydrogenics, which designs and builds fuel-cell systems, announced an agreement to supply a 10-kilowatt power module to HaveBlue, a Ventura, California, company developing patented hydrogen-related technology for marine applications.

The module will be a key component of a regenerative fuel-cell system designed to propel HaveBlue's X/V-1, a 42-foot Catalina demonstration yacht, said HaveBlue president, CEO and founder Craig Schmitman. The module will also help power the boat's lights, navigation and galley appliances.   more...

 



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