World's First Flying Hydrogen Boat is Ready for the Wolrd Championship

Jul 1, 2021 01:48 PM ET
  • The TU Delft Solar Boat Team is racing with the very first flying hydrogen boat.
  • The team will certainly complete in World Championships on the open sea in Monaco.

A dream team at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, The TU Delft Solar Boat Team is devoted to an eco-friendly future by developing sustainably powered boats. This year, the 2021 team is relocating into undiscovered waters with the Hydro Motion project.

The TU Delft Solar Boat team includes 21 enthusiastic trainees from eight different fields of study. In one year they undergo the procedure of creating, creating, and finally racing a boat that sails on green energy. The solar boat team is fully committed each year to show the applications of their sophisticated technologies at magnificent races.

The team is developing its very first boat that operates on hydrogen. To show the potential and also power of hydrogen, this flying hydrogen boat will race at the World Championships on the open sea in Monaco. Prior to making the button to hydrogen, the solar boat team had an abundant background, as they have actually built boats powered by solar energy i.e. solar boats, hence the team's name.

The team will compete worldwide Championship following week from 8 to 10 July 2021. The students will certainly be opting for the win of the challenging long-distance race, competing against various other sustainably powered boats. The Hydro Motion boat is an excellent motivation for the maritime industry.

21 pupils have actually made it feasible, a safe hydrogen boat, completely outfitted with a hydrogen system and superFlying Hydrogen Boat solid hydrofoils under the boat. At a speed of 22 kilometers per hour, the hydrofoils make the boat, a trimaran considering over 1000 kgs, fly over the water. The hydrogen system is integrated with wings that make it the world's very first flying hydrogen boat.

"For, 15 years, we have motivated the maritime sector with our flying solar boats. This year, the 2021 team took the big action with the Hydro Motion project. We are developing our very first flying boat that cruises on hydrogen! We are relocating from generating environment-friendly power to keeping green energy starting this year," says the Solar boat Team.

Utilizing hydrogen as a power resource has the advantage that it does not produce carbon oxide and is a clean fuel. On top of that, it has a power density that is 235 times higher than lithium-ion batteries and is very lightweight compared to batteries. This implies that energy can be stored a lot more largely, which is a big benefit.