'World's first' solar-powered rail line opens in the UK
Some trains in the UK are now running on a rail line powered entirely by a solar farm in what's said to be a world first. Around 100 panels are keeping the signaling and lights up and running on the track near Aldershot in Hampshire, and the project could be a precursor to solar-powered trains on the nation's network. Several UK train stations already run on solar. Network Rail, which manages most of the railway infrastructure on the British mainland, has earmarked billions of pounds to electrify rail lines, and aims to do so with solar power if the pilot project is successful. The UK government aims to eliminate the use of diesel on the rail network by 2040.
Any superyacht the size of a small skycraper is impressive, but the ultra-luxurious 376-foot Aqua by Sinot Yacht Architecture According to Boat International, the proton exchange membrane fuel cells convert hydrogen into electrical energy that propels the vessel and powers auxiliary systems.
The 367-foot vessel will be completely powered by liquid hydrogen and fuel cell technology Take a look at renderings of the futuristic, eco-conscious superyacht . Visit Business Insider's Keep reading for a look at renderings of Aqua and an inside glimpse at the future of eco-conscious superyachting .
The world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht could be taking to the waters in the not too distant future.
Dutch yacht-design company Sinot has unveiled a model for a cutting-edge concept that looks set to propel the superyacht industry in a more eco-friendly direction.
Created in collaboration with Lateral Naval Architects,measures 112 meters and will be powered entirely by liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology -- which essentially means water will be its only emission.
Toyota Mirai: Company revamps its hydrogen fuel cell car
Toyota has revamped its hydrogen-powered vehicle, doubling down on its bet that fuel cells will secure its future.The Japanese company revealed a new version of its hydrogen-powered vehicle on Friday, doubling down on its bet that fuel cells will help secure Toyota's future as the industry comes under enormous pressure to slash carbon emissions.
This electrically propelled vessel of the future is powered by a combination of renewable energies and a system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from The 92-metre Feadship superyacht Aquarius launched in 2016 has been listed for sale. The vessel is believed to have been owned by US real
For these reasons, several governments and car companies are betting on hydrogen as the clean transportation fuel of the future and one that will With gasoline- powered vehicles becoming more efficient, ongoing debates around increased biofuel blending and utilities getting the business from
The superyacht, which features state-of-the-art facilities, is to operate at a top speed of 17 knots, with a range of 3,750 nautical miles.
"For development of Aqua we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner, the fluid versatility of water and cutting-edge technology, to combine this in a 112-meter superyacht with truly innovative features," designer Sander Sinot said in a statement shortly before a detailed model of Aqua was revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
"Our challenge was to implement fully operational liquid hydrogen and fuel cells in a true superyacht that is not only groundbreaking in technology, but also in design and aesthetics."
Watch an Olympian run in a bubble full of hydrogen car emissions
Earlier this year, Hyundai launched the Nexo: a hydrogen fuel cell-powered SUV that only emits water and oxygen. Even though the vehicle promises an environmentally friendly transportation option, its adoption is hampered by the lack of proper fuel cell infrastructure. So, how does one advertise a clean vehicle with a pretty severe limitation? Apparently, by getting an Olympic swimmer to run inside a bubble attached to a Nexo's exhaust toHyundai España's YouTube page has posted a commercial (spotted by Motor1) showing Olympic swimmer and brand ambassador Mireia Belmonte running on a treadmill inside a sealed bubble. The video clearly shows that a Nexo's exhaust is connected to the structure.
Yachts Home The Superyacht Directory Yacht News Yacht Reports Top 200 Largest Yachts New future fuels emerge. The obvious choice in the hunt for cleaner alternatives is to look at biofuel The hydrogen - powered Energy Observer. Energy Observer just celebrated its first anniversary of green
Опубликовано: 16 июл. 2018 г. Energy Observer: this is the hydrogen - powered boat sponsored by Toyota. This ship of the future moves with electric propulsion thanks to a combination of renewable energies and a system that produces hydrogen from seawater without generating any carbon.
Aqua's technology system will rely on two 28-ton vacuum isolated tanks, which are to be stored at temperatures as low as -253 C.
The liquified hydrogen is converted into electrical energy by proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells.
This energy will then be submitted to the vessel's switchboards and distributed, in order to provide power for propulsion, auxiliary systems and hotel services.
The exterior and interior design for Aqua, which took developers five months to conceptualize, is almost as impressive as its radical technology system.
Renderings for the futuristic superyacht showcase an on-board infinity pool and heli-pad, along with a spa and swimming pool.
Spread over five decks, Aqua will also has a hydro massage room, a yoga space, a swim platform and a beach deck close to the waterline.
While it's just a design concept at the moment, and there are no imminent plans to roll Aqua out, according to Sinot, the pioneering design "clearly prefigures the superyachts of tomorrow."
Powerhouse Energy is turning plastic into fuel for hydrogen cars
A UK company is using non-recyclable plastics and other waste to generate electricty and hyrdogen.UK company Powerhouse Energy wants to turn this plastic deluge into an opportunity by producing energy from non-recyclable plastics and other waste.
The 365-foot long hydrogen - powered superyacht Aqua represents a whole new way of building and powering super yachts . The hydrogen - powered superyacht Aqua features a massive beach deck pool and lounge. Could ultra-green hydrogen - power be the future of ultra-stylish superyachts ?
There are already some hydrogen - powered ferries, but these are smaller, slower vessels used for tours on lakes and rivers. The Sandia study looks at the feasibility of building a large, fast vessel that can meet maritime regulations and be economically competitive with modes of transportation already
The radical vessel design is one of a number of recent developments in the superyacht industry.
Earlier this year Latvia's Latitude Yachts announced plans for, a massive superyacht that would span 229 meters, making it the largest in the world.
A hydrogen powered non-polluting ship sails 20,000 km without refueling
Energy Observer, a former racing catamaran, now a floating laboratory for new energies, takes stock of its first sailing campaign at the Paris Boat Show .
The question of clean and cheaper energies is doubly topical, betweenA catamaran without sail and , where And the answer could come from a boat. racing catamaran became floating laboratory of new energies, made the balance Monday, December 10 of its first navigation campaign at the Paris Boat Show. Launched in 2017, it has traveled almost 20,000 km around France and throughout the Mediterranean, powered solely by non-polluting and renewable energies. This is perhaps the future of navigation and also that of our cities.
Most captains love their boat passionately and Victorian Erussard does not escape the rule: "The experience is great!", He exclaims while evoking his white catamaran, old boat of Peter Blake's race. But on Energy Observer, no sail,40% electric and 60% hydrogen , propelling the ship from Paris to Athens via La Rochelle, Marseille, Malta or Venice, without ever refueling . "This allows us to test in energetic systems energy systems that foreshadow the decarbonized world that we want to see," continues Victorien Erussard, associating an electric propulsion with different sources of renewable energy.
In eighteen months, the ship was able to operate at 40% electric and 60% hydrogen, produced simply from water and of fuel cells. And tomorrow, perhaps houses, even neighborhoods of cities will turn on this combination of energy. "The boat is a representative representative sample of these micro-energy networks, explains Didier Bouix, chief engineer of the project, and we can adapt them in micro-neighborhoods, in houses, with solar, wind." In the meantime, Energy Observer will leave in March for Northern Europe with a new system in test: a pair of carbon wings, more effective than conventional sails.
US Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters after a storm capsized their vessel .
A search is underway for two missing boaters after a storm capsized a vessel off the southeastern coast of Florida on Friday, the US Coast Guard said. A survivor told rescue crews that after their vessel capsized, he swam for help while the other two boaters stayed with life jackets on, the US Coast Guard said in a press release.He was rescued on Sunday by a good Samaritan vessel near Biscayne Bay, the Coast Guard said, and is receiving medical care at Jackson Memorial Hospital.