Hynion and Hyrex present floating hydrogen station for boats

This initiative will drive the technology development of Norwegian-produced, environmentally-friendly leisure boats.

Hynion AS and Hyrex AS are now launching innovative hydrogen refuelling solutions for decarbonisation of the transport sector in Norway, not least in the maritime sector.

Hynion and Hyrex last year set up a JV for establishing hydrogen stations for refuelling leisure boats with zero-emission fuel. The establishment of floating hydrogen stations will improve the availability of hydrogen as a fuel for the leisure boat segment and thus significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from this market.

The floating hydrogen station will enable ports and marinas to offer zero-emission fuels to the maritime sector. The station will offer compressed hydrogen to a growing fleet of leisure boats with hydrogen-electric drivelines.

The filling station consists of an electrolyser for the production of hydrogen, a hydrogen compressor with associated storage tanks and a dispenser mounted on a floating jetty module. The station needs water and electricity from land and emits pure oxygen only.

The building of the floating pilot station will serve the Hyrex 28 prototype during testing in the summer of 2022. The project will apply to Enova for support.

With the Hyrex 28 prototype, we demonstrate that hydrogen can play a significant role in making electric boats more usable by offering a more extended cruising range, compared to the alternative of using batteries only. Filling opportunities for hydrogen in the ports is needed to start the green technology shift.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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