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HYDRA (2000)

 

Presentation

June 19, 2000, Rhine near Bonn, Germany

Manufacturer

Christian Machens, etaing, GmbH

Technology provider

Christian Machens, etaing, GmbH
Ztek

Partner

Flexiva
Ecoboot

Vehicle

12 m passenger boat; AFC fue cells from ZeTek; Fuel cell system from Christian Machens etaing GmbH; body from Ecoboot; boat system from Flexiva

Status

Prototype / Demonstrator

Passenger capacity

21

Size, weight

12 m long 4 t

Propulsion concept

5 kWe AFC engine: Llynch 8 kW brushless DC, Buffer-batteries with 4x55Ah, 12V (=48V)  

Fuel

Hydrogen

Storage

MH storage volume 33 m³

Range, consumption

2 days operation; filling station 30 MPa from a 20 MPa bottelsystem 

Top speed, acceleration

~ 11 km per hours (6 kts)

Approval

for 20 passengers + captain, sport boat standard

Operation

1.600 passengers have been transported from 19.06.2000 until 08/2001

Goals

Technology demonstration

Costs, prices

costs of the whole project: 1 M€, development time

Funding

ttib GmbH, Bonn

Source, link

Comments

The Hydra was the very first FC boat with the approval for public passenger transport.



HYDRA
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