A hydrogen fuelled fast marine transport system

Velduis, I.J.S., Richardson, R.N. and Stone, H.B.J. (2006) A hydrogen fuelled fast marine transport system At World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) 2006. 13 - 16 Jun 2006. 11 pp, pp. 1-11. (Submitted).


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Hydrogen may offer considerable potential as a marine fuel. The lower fuel mass when compared with existing hydrocarbon fuels can usefully increase payload which in turn benefits the economics of oceanic transport and provides the opportunity to compete in new markets. The potential to virtually eliminate pollution at the point of use may prove significant at a time when exhaust emissions from shipping are becoming a matter of global concern. The potential for hydrogen in the marine environment, the current state of transferable technologies, the particular technical and economic issues that need to be addressed are considered in the context of a design study being conducted on a high speed foil-assisted catamaran capable of transporting 600 industry standard containers at speeds of up to 64 knots (118.5 km/hr) over trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trade routes. It is concluded that such a vessel is technically feasible and could achieve door-to-door delivery times as part of an integrated transport chain otherwise only possible by airfreight but at a fraction of the cost.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) 2006, 2006-06-13 - 2006-06-16
Keywords: Hydrogen Fast-ship
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group
ePrint ID: 43982
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Date Event
June 2006Submitted
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:46
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/43982

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