Sustainability News

USV Hydrogen Conversion Project Highlighted in #Netzeromaritime Showcase

Maritime UK's 2021 #NetZeroMaritime Showcase promotes projects that are having a positive impact on the decarbonization of the maritime sector. The showcase highlights specific projects in relation to delivery of the government's ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution.

Eco-friendly marina cleaning robot unveiled

With the environment and technology two key themes of the recent World Marinas Conference (WMC) held in Dubai earlier this month it was an apt platform for the manufacturer of the ‘Jellyfishbot’ claimed as an innovative and eco-friendly robotic solution for the collection of waste and oil in marinas and harbors.

Winnebago commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Chris-Craft, Barletta Boats parent joins Business Ambition for 1.5°C to meet long-term sustainability targets. In order to meet its sustainability target, the Chris-Craft Boats and Barletta Boats parent has joined The Business Ambition for 1.5°C, a campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition.

Hynova unveils hydrogen-powered production boat

Hynova, the French builder of hydrogen-powered yachts, showed off the follow up to its New Era Hynova 40 demonstrator which has recently been on a road trip by sea to promote the technology, from Marseille to Monaco – with the unveiling to press on the opening day of the Cannes boat show last week, of a scale model of its new Hynova 42. Designed by Hynova founder and president, Chloé Zaied, the 42 is claimed to be the first model to be produced in series using hydrogen stored on board, to navigate without emitting CO2, NOx gases, noise pollution, odours, or risk of hydrogen leakage.

All American launches first hydrogen fuel cell ferry in U.S.

All American Marine Inc. (AAM) and the vessel owner SWITCH Maritime have launched and completed operational trials of Sea Change, a 70', 75-passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen fuel cell-powered, electric-drive ferry that will operate in the California Bay Area. Sea Change will be the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the U.S., representing a monumental step in the U.S. maritime industry’s transition to a sustainable future. The ferry was developed and constructed to demonstrate a pathway to commercialization for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell marine technologies. While still working on permitting of hydrogen fuel systems for maritime vessels with the Coast Guard, the completed ferry will exhibit the viability of this zero-carbon ship propulsion technology for the commercial and regulatory communities.

Sustainability transformation backed by industry-leading strength

Volvo Penta continues to see more and more signs of the urgent need to accelerate actions towards increased sustainability. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Volvo Penta says it is continuing to see more and more signs of the urgent need to accelerate actions towards increased sustainability. Momentum is gaining, as there is demand around the world for more sustainable solutions, combined with a shift in investments. This is a transformation it says its welcomes and embraces – not only within Volvo Penta, but also across the Volvo Group.

Fuel for Thought

Hydrogen fuel cells are part of the near future of marine propulsion, with some builders banking on it to replace fossil fuels.

Team NZ developing hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat

During the 37th America’s Cup, defenders Team New Zealand will not only be hosting the event once again but making a bit of history with the first-ever hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat. Working with countrymen at the engineering firm of AFCryo, a prototype is in development and concept images show a catamaran with four hydrogen tanks in each sponson (hull) with electric motors built into the foils and rudder,

Dometic expands in solar power solutions

Sweden’s Dometic Group has acquired an Australian provider of mobile power products serving Marine, RV and other industries. The consolidation drive in the equipment sector continues with today’s announcement from the Dometic Group today that it is acquiring Enerdrive a mobile power products – including solar power solutions, batteries and battery chargers – for the outdoor market, with customers across Marine, Recreational Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle industries.

Southern Wind confirms new ‘smart custom’ hybrid project

Southern Wind has announced a diesel-electric hybrid version of its new generation smart custom sailing yacht. The SW108 Hybrid project involving Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design features a diesel electric hybrid propulsion system that combines two generators with a high voltage battery bank and electric propulsion motor.