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The Autonomous AI solar and wind powered ship Elizabeth Swann

 

NEW BOY ON THE BLOCK - In this CAD end elevation, it is possible to see how the simple trimaran hull design lends itself to experimental use of various fuel storage systems to supply the onboard fuel cells - in the quest for zero emission waterborne transport. But like all technical challenges, until somebody does it, the trophy remains up for grabs. Nobody has yet crossed a the major oceans at speed using fuel cells.

 

 

 

 

The Elizabeth Swann's design allows us considerable flexibility when it comes to incorporating fuel cells, as part of a hydrogen delivery system powering electric pod drives.

 

The development of fuel cells continues. At the present state of play, they are more than capable of providing the energy needed for the Swann to stage an attempt at the JVH2.

 

Where there is no bunkering for high pressure or liquid hydrogen on the proposed 80 day routes, we are examining the possibility of using other hydrogen carriers, to include ammonia and methanol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A - Z INDEX OF HYDROGEN ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

 

AeH2 

Spanish Hydrogen Association

Spanish hydrogen association

AFRY AF Poyry

Engineering design advising on infrastructure & energy

AFRY AF Poyry

Cadent 

UK Gas supply network

Cadent UK gas supply network

CHBC

California Hydrogen Business Council

California Hydrogen Business Council

Cefic

European Chemical Industry Council

European Chemical Industry Council

ENGIE storengy

Gas supply, marketing & consultancy

ENGIE storenegy

Eurogas

European Gas Association

European Gas Association

GIE 

Gas Infrastructure Europe

Gas Infrastructure Europe

H2Platform 

Oo Weg Met Waterstof

H2 platform Op Weg Met Waterstof

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association

European

European Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association

Hydrox Holdings Ltd

Membraneless alkaline electrolyser

Hydrox Holdings Limited

ICLEI 

International Council Local Environmental Initiatives

International Council Local Government Environmental Initiatives

IRU 

International Road Transport Union

International Road Transport Union

LowCVP

UK low carbon partnership for cleaner vehicles & fuels

Low carbon vehicle partnership

McPhy 

Electrolyzers and hydrogen refueling stations

McPhy hydrogen electrolyzers and refueling stations

Navigant 

Global energy infrastructure management (Guidehouse) 

Navigant global energy infrastructure

PLAGAZI

Waste management & recycling to hydrogen

PLAZGAZI

RIZBA 

Regional Pomeranian Chamber Commerce

Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce

RHA Renewable Hydrogen Alliance

Renewable energy to supplant fossil fuels

Renewable energy hydrogen alliance

SGMF 2020 sea change 

Society For Gas as a Marine Fuel

Society for hydrogen gas at sea marine fuel

Snam

Energy infrastructure and security

SNAM energy infrastructure and security

Smart Energy

Gold sponsor - Swiss renewable energy investments

Smart Energy

Swedish Hydrogen Development Center

Sweden

TechnipFMC

Offshore and subsea production

Technip FMC offshore and subsea production

Total

Energy company

Total energy company

Uniper

International energy company

Uniper

VATGAS SVERIGE 

Hydrogen Sweden

Swedish hydrogen society Vatga Sveridge

Worley

Energy, chemicals, resources

Worley Parsons

Zukunft ERDGAS

Natural gas association (not for profit)

Zukunft ERDGAS gas association

 

 

 

 

A - Z INDEX OF FUEL CELL COMPANIES

 

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All fuel cells have a similar configuration, an electrolyte and two electrodes, but there are different types of fuel cells based mainly on what electrolyte they use.

There are many types of fuel cells, but they all consist of an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte that allows ions, often positively charged hydrogen ions (protons), to move between the two sides of the fuel cell. At the anode a catalyst causes the fuel to undergo oxidation reactions that generate ions (often positively charged hydrogen ions) and electrons. The ions move from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte. At the same time, electrons flow from the anode to the cathode through an external circuit, producing direct current electricity. At the cathode, another catalyst causes ions, electrons, and oxygen to react, forming water and possibly other products.


There are six main types of fuel cells:

- PEM (proton exchange membrane), 

- DMFC (direct methanol fuel cell), 

- MCFC (molton carbonate fuel cell), 

- PAFC (phosphoric acid fuel cell), 

- SOFC (solid oxide fuel cell) and 

- AFC (alkaline fuel cell).


The most popular technology is the proton exchange membrane fuel cell due to its versatility, durability, and use for a range of applications.


 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Swann

 

 

ZEWT ALORS - The 'Elizabeth Swann'  hull configuration is ideal for methanol storage tanks, offering ranges of up to 6,000nm.

 

 

 

 

 

A central wave piercing hull stabilized by outriggers as a trimaran including:

 

a) Ultra light superstructure purposed designed to harvest energy from nature via b) and c) below,

 

b) Solar wings that track the sun and fold for storms, in concert with

 

c) A turbine generator on a mast that tracks wind conditions and furls for storms.

 

- Hull drag estimates

- Interior design

- Propulsion

- Weight analysis

 

The theoretical displacement we are working towards is: 30,000 - 45,000 kilograms (target) in 5083 marine grade alloy.

 

 

 

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