Hydrogen Demand: Hydrogen Is Not A Growth Market, It’s A Diminishing One (Part 1 Of 3)

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:32:58 +0000

Hydrogen demand today is two-thirds for petroleum refining and fertilizer manufacturing. Both of those uses are going to drop precipitously in the coming decades, and the one area of demand growth won’t replace the loss.

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Electric Propulsion Has Arrived For Watersport Tow Boats!

Credit to Author: Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:10:35 +0000

Soon we will be talking about electric boats, just as we now talk about electric bikes, electric cars, and electric motorcycles. Any kind of serious water skiing, wakeboarding, wake-skating, and wake-surfing has traditionally required boats from 20 to 25 feet in length powered by big inboard V8 converted automotive engines. Competitive slalom (slalom, trick & […]

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Wärtsilä Is Swapping Batteries For Waterway Vessels In The Netherlands

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 02:04:41 +0000

Battery swapping has long been a controversial topic in the electric car world. Better Place tried it and customers I talked to loved it, but Better Place ended up running out of money. Tesla set up one lonely battery swapping station in the middle of nowhere for a while — and it’s still a discussion […]

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Chemical Engineer Paul Martin Reflects On Liebreich’s Hydrogen Ladder & #Hopium — Part 1

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 03:20:11 +0000

Chemical process engineer and expert on biofuels and hydrogen Paul Martin and I discuss Michael Liebreich’s hydrogen ladder, agreeing and disagreeing in turn with aspects of it. This first half focuses on places hydrogen won’t play.

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Maersk Delivers $150 Million PR Win For Shipping Industry With Methanol Ships Purchase

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 20:05:10 +0000

Long-haul shipping remains a hard problem for decarbonization. Maersk’s purchase isn’t going to address it. The roughly $150 million extra that it paid for the 8 ships is about 0.4% of Maersk’s annual revenues, or about 1.5% of its expected 2021 profits.

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The Power Of Wind: Interview With Bound4blue Founder

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:25:52 +0000

Shipowners and operators may be able to decrease their fuel-related costs and pollutant emissions up to 30%, thanks to a new system created by Bound4blue. The Spanish company aims at delivering automated wind-assisted propulsion systems (also called wingsails) that can be integrated onto a wide range of vessels. The Beam spoke with one of the […]

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Candela Builds Most Efficient Boat Motor Ever — OF COURSE It’s Electric!

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 19:38:11 +0000

Candela already builds one of the wildest, transformer-iest speed boats we’ve ever seen, and we’re huge fans. So, when the company reached out to us a few days ago with pictures of a thing that looked like a cross between a Mark 48 torpedo and a Tomahawk cruise missile, we were definitely interested. Meet the […]

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10 Major Industries Ranked By Climate Action Progress

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 19:25:09 +0000

Much of industry is responding well to the biggest issue of this century, one we’ve jointly created over the past 300 years. But there is still much work to be done.

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AQUA Electric Marine Fast Charger Comes to Monaco

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:19:13 +0000

At the risk of sounding too much like Sophia Petrillo, I’m going to ask you to picture it: Northern Italy, 2022 — you just docked your high-end electric powerboat when the phone rings. It’s Dorothy — she’s in Monte Carlo with Blanche, and they’ve gotten into a bit of hot water, what with Blanche’s comedic […]

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X Shore Electric Boat Dubbed “Tesla of the Sea”

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:53:04 +0000

When you’ve got an electric car and perhaps solar panels on your roof, next on the bucket list has to be collecting an electric boat. We’ve covered a few exciting-looking options over the years. The newest one to cross our lighthouse is the X Shore Eelex 8000. Tech journalist John Koetsier has dubbed it “the […]

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