Green hydrogen is a type of hydrogen gas produced using renewable energy sources like solar, wind, or hydro power. Unlike traditional hydrogen production methods that often rely on fossil fuels, green hydrogen is created in a way that results in zero carbon emissions. It's a sustainable alternative that can be used in various applications, from powering vehicles to serving as clean energy storage.
No, green hydrogen does not release harmful emissions when used as a fuel. Its production through electrolysis, if powered by renewable energy sources, is also emission-free. The only byproduct when green hydrogen is used in a fuel cell is water vapor, making it an environmentally friendly energy option.
Hydrogen is primarily produced through two methods: Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) and Electrolysis. SMR uses natural gas and steam to extract hydrogen, but it releases carbon emissions in the process. Electrolysis splits water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity.
Yes, green hydrogen is generally safe for boats when handled and stored properly. Fuel cells that use green hydrogen are designed with safety features, including leak detection and emergency shut-off systems. While hydrogen is flammable, its properties often allow it to disperse quickly into the atmosphere, reducing the risk of explosion. As with any fuel, adhering to safety guidelines and protocols is crucial.
Our first prototype boat is an 8 metre leisure boat. We can use the same technology to also manufacture larger leisure boats, and we can even built custom designed boats to clients’ specification.In the near future, we will also start producing small to medium sized boats for commercial use, including taxi boats and ferries.
Our technology is based on fuel cells. We use Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) for it’s low operating temperature, quick startup and general suitability for mobile solutions.
Yes. The first step would be to do a feasibility analysis. Feasibility depends on the costs, design, safety factors and your boat’s current mechanical layout.
Yes. Although it is not yet viable to use 100% reusable materials in all components of the boat, we take great care in selecting materials that offer the perfect balance between sustainability, reliability, cost and durability.
Many marinas and ports across the world are rapidly adding hydrogen fuel stations to their infrastructure. MadBlue Marine is also strategically working with a variety of governments and privately owned marinas to set up more fuel stations. Get in touch with us for an updated list of current in in-process fuel stations.
As of now, green hydrogen is generally more expensive than traditional fossil fuels due to higher production and infrastructure costs. However, prices are expected to decrease as technology advances and economies of scale are achieved. It's important to consider that while the upfront costs may be higher, green hydrogen offers long-term benefits like reduced emissions and potential cost savings from improved efficiency and lower maintenance.
Creating the new green hydrogen industry of the future