The Port of Antwerp ordered the construction of a tugboat powered by hydrogen. The ship, called «Hydrotug» will be the first of its kind to operate in the world. The ship will burn hydrogen in combination with diesel in engines that comply with the Euro V standard of the European Union, leading to «ultra-low» emissions. The tugboat will be built by the Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), a pioneer in the field of hydrogen energy for maritime transport.
Scientists from the Federal Baltic University Immanuel Kant – Russia, found an effective way to obtain hydrogen engine fuel by using molybdenum sulfide. «Molybdenum sulfide as a material for catalysts, in the first place, is more effective than molybdenum and, secondly, much cheaper, since the total amount of expensive metal in the catalysts is reduced, and sulfur is not scarce and very cheap. «
We talk about hydrogen vehicles, cars that run on an electric motor, but in this case the battery that moves the engine is not charged with electricity but with hydrogen. Their footprint in the environment is almost invisible since they only emit water vapor, their refueling does not last more than five minutes and their autonomy is greater, since it does not feed from a battery.
The Ministry of Defense has launched a program for the development of a new Fuel Cell System (SPC) for the Independent Air Propulsion (AIP) system of the S80 submarine. The S80 will feature a new AIP equipped with a bioethanol reformer, which generates hydrogen, in which the Spanish industry works, and a fuel cell.
Grupo Mecacontrol, together with CSIC and INSIA (Polytechnic University of Madrid), has presented an innovative system for the reduction of NOx emissions in diesel engines that uses hydrogen as a reducing agent in a temperature range between 150ºC and 200ºC. The CONOR project, funded by CDTi (Center for Technological and Industrial Development), has aroused interest in major brands in the automotive sector.