In a bold attempt to cut down exhaust emissions to zero, a new canal cruise boat Nemo H2 has joined the fleet operated by Rederij Lovers, Amsterdam.
The canal boat is similar to conventionally powered boats with panoramic windows but is of course, silent and produces zero emissions.
Main propulsion is provided by a single 75 kW Voith azimuth electric thruster in the stern, with an 11 kW electric bow thruster in the bow. Electric power is produced from twin 30 kW PEM fuel cells with a 70 kWh Li-phosphate battery. The fuel cells run on hydrogen stored in six cylinders at a pressure of 35 MPa with a total capacity of 24kg of gas. Maximum speed is 8.6 kts and autonomy at a mean speed of seven kts is nine hours. [More]