- Canal boat (hydrogen)
The protium project [ [http://www.hydrogen.bham.ac.uk/protium.htm The Protium Project] ] at the
University of Birminghamstarted at the beginning of 2006. The boat was named after Ross Barlow a postgraduate student who worked on the hydrogen hybrid canal boat project in its early stages and was an enthusiastic supporter of sustainable energy. Tragically he was killed in a hang gliding accident in March 2005 at the age of 25.
Storage: 2.5 kg of hydrogen at 10 bar (1 MPa) in 5 Ti-V-Mn-Fe [ [http://www.greencarcongress.com/2007/09/hydrogen-hybrid.html In detail 2] ]
metal hydridesolid-state hydrogen tanks [ [http://www.hydrogen.bham.ac.uk/ProtiumArticleJune27-lowRes.pdf In detail] ] , a lead acid batterystack , a 5-kW PEM fuel celland a high torque NdFeBpermanent magnet brushed DC electric motor.
* [http://www.newscentre.bham.ac.uk/press/2007/09/Hydrogen_Barge_Launch_21_9_07.shtml Hydrogen Barge launch]
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