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SHAPE UK: Shipping, Hydrogen & Port Ecosystems UK
This 3 stranded project will see a 35KW hydrogen electrolyser producing hydrogen using electricity from the port’s solar array to ‘crack’ water and produce hydrogen to be used in a 300HP V8 outboard motor being converted by Cox Powertrain and the University of Brighton. The motor will be used on a purpose built boat to tow mooring lines, work harbour patrols and undertake conservancy work.
- The project will show how emissions can be reduced in port operations through the transition to hydrogen in internal combustion engines.
- The scalable nature of the hydrogen electrolyser allows for commercialisation of the project and further conversion of freight hauling units within the port.
- The port aims to have land-based units converted to running on hydrogen by 2024.
- The long term targets are tied-in with the ports declaration to be net carbon neutral by 2030 and to be providing hydrogen to ships for zero emission shipping by 2050.
- Operational electrolyser on the port before spring 2022
- Operational hydrogen powered port launch on the water by spring 2022
- Hydrogen powered ground haulage by 2024
- Carbon neutral port by 2030
- Improved air quality for every diesel engine converted to hydrogen