Poseidon H2 to build hydrogen boat; Hexagon receives order from Polish bus OEM
Poseidon plans to create a model that allows a new top to be seamlessly installed onto a repurposed hull.
Poseidon Marine H2 has partnered with Dynamic Efficiency to accelerate building a hydrogen-powered boat within the next 18 months.
The company aims to capitalise on the rapidly growing demand for technology that will decarbonise the maritime industry.
Poseidon H2 spokesperson said, “This partnership marks an important step forward to providing a clean solution for a sector that makes up 2.5% of global emissions.”
A series of tests will now be conducted to identify which state-of-the-art solution is best suited for powering a vessel through hydrogen and is scalable across markets.
They will follow a rigorous 10-month R&D process then begin building the most commercially viable option. The plan is to use existing technologies as much as possible, especially the existing hull design with a unique upper deck and internal layout.
The main goal is to build a better boat that will be powered by hydrogen. The brief ensures it has an equivalent operational range, requires less maintenance and is cheaper to run than traditional fuel sources like diesel.
Hexagon Purus to supply high-pressure hydrogen fuel systems to a Polish bus OEM
Hexagon Purus has received an inaugural order from a Polish bus OEM for high-pressure hydrogen systems for serial production of fuel-cell transit buses.
Hexagon Purus’ Type 4 cylinder-based fuel systems will accelerate the introduction of fuel-cell transit buses in the European marketplace by supporting this new customer. The hydrogen fuel systems will be supplied from Hexagon Purus’ facility in Kassel, Germany. The value of the order is around € 930,000.
Michael Kleschinski, Executive VP of Hexagon Purus. “We see an increasing demand for fuel-cell transit buses in Europe, and we are thrilled to support this rollout”.