Delft students unveil flying hydrogen boat
Hydro Motion, a student team from TU Delft, has recently unveiled an innovative hydrogen-powered boat that can fly above the water’s surface. This groundbreaking project combines cutting-edge technology with efficiency, offering a glimpse into the future of sustainable maritime transportation.
The concept of a flying boat may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but the students at TU Delft have turned it into a reality. The boat is designed to partially emerge from the water while sailing at a speed of over 25 kilometers per hour. This unique feature reduces the resistance faced by the vessel, making it more efficient compared to traditional boats that remain fully submerged.
TÜV Rheinland, RNG and GVG Rhein-Erft report positive hydrogen field tests
TÜV Rheinland, GVG Rhein-Erft, and the Rheinische NETZgesellschaft (RNG), the local network operator in Erftstadt, have been evaluating the consequences of introducing 20% hydrogen to the gas network since October.
Throughout the whole heating season, residents and businesses connected to them may utilize their equipment as usual. These did not require conversion to work with the modified gas mixture. The altered gas mixture’s composition had no impact whatsoever on the gas network’s tightness. A total of 100 houses from the districts of Niederberg, Borr, and Friesheim are participating in the field test, which is expected to last until the end of December.
For a field test of this kind, Niederberg, Borr, and the Friesheim commercial district are especially well suited. The network, which has a length of about nine kilometers, was only recently constructed, making it technologically very up to date. It may also be used for monitoring very well because to its home connection and distribution connections. The test households’ network structure and device technologies are particularly well suited for a representative evaluation of the findings that can be applied to other contexts.