Hydrogen Ferry in San Francisco - A First

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Green Waves of Energy in San Francisco Bay

In a first of its kind in global public transportation, a hydrogen powered ferry is being prepared to launch on San Francisco Bay this summer.  The Sea Change ferry is totally propelled by hydrogen fuel cells and emits only water and heat. Unlike the rest of the maritime industry of tankers, ocean liners, pleasure boats, tugs and more that spew noxious diesel fuel pollution, the hydrogen ferry is totally emissions free and does not pollute the environment.  The developers say it is clean, efficient and makes sense economically on scale - meaning it has the potential to be a profitable and growing commercial business operation. 

Non-Polluting Maritime Operations 

The Sea Change is the beginning of green waves of energy on the water.  The ferry is 70 feet long, can accommodate 75 passengers and will make multiple stops along the San Francisco waterfront.  It is a truly revolutionary change for the maritime industry.  Globally, environmentalists are hoping that hydrogen fuel cells will prove to be the power game-changer for cars, trucks, planes, trains, ocean liners, cargo ships, ferries and more.  The Sea Change ferry is at the forefront of change.

Tech Specs

The Sea Change was built at the All American Marine Shipyard in Bellingham, Washington.  It is currently going through testing by the US Coast Guard in Puget Sound.  The vessel's hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system is a first of its kind in the effort to decarbonize ships.  Three hydrogen fuel cell stacks power the vessel's two propellers that can accelerate the Sea Change up to 20 knots or 23 mph. The system is clean, efficient and good for the environment.  The h-ferry will start carrying passengers in the San Francisco Bay area this summer.  Experts expect that hydrogen ferries and other hydrogen maritime vessels will be widely used within 10 years.  For more news stories like this, go to Future Modes of Travel 2020's & 2030's


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