Sustainability News

Deutz hydrogen engine ready for market

A brand-new hydrogen engine has been developed in Cologne, Germany to help accelerate the rollout of low and zero emission drive systems. Developed by Deutz, the TCG 7.8 H2 engine has already passed initial tests on the test bench and is scheduled to go into full production in 2024.

Southern Wind begins construction of new hybrid smart custom superyacht

Southern Wind has commenced construction of their first hybrid smart custom yacht, SW108#1, the company announced this week. “Hull and deck of this first unit in the new SW108 hybrid are currently under lamination and the delivery is scheduled for early summer 2023,” the company said in a statement. The company also detailed several of the yacht’s features, including an increased sail plan, twin rudder configuration, and a displacement of only 73.2 tonnes.

Cummins opens new hydrogen fuel integration centre

New 18,000ft² facility designed specifically for hydrogen fuel cell powertrain development

Cummins continues to invest in next-generation power systems with the opening of its new hydrogen fuel cell development and testing facility in California

Indiana, US-based engine builder Cummins Inc has opened a new hydrogen fuel cell powertrain integration centre in the US that it says will advance its development of alternative power drivetrains.

Engine manufacturer invests in green fuel cell development

With a total investment of €15 million, Danish Growth Fund, Vaekstfonden, and the German engine manufacturer DEUTZ AG will enter as investors in Blue World Technologies. The aim is to bring the company’s green fuel cell products and solutions to the global market.

Cox Marine collaborates with clean maritime consortium to demonstrate the world’s first diesel-hydrogen fuelled outboard

British diesel technology innovator, Cox Marine, has joined SHAPE UK, a consortium looking to transition Portsmouth International Port into the UK’s first zero-emissions maritime hub. As part of this project, Cox will be working with the University of Brighton to convert one of the company’s CXO300 diesel outboard engines to operate as a dual fuel hydrogen engine and to demonstrate the engine operating in the port environment.

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.