California’s cap-and-trade dollars are building a hydrogen fuel cell boat

hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Enlarge / A mock-up of
what the Water-Go-Round may look like. (credit: Golden Gate Zero
Emissions Marine)

All aboard: construction of a hydrogen fuel cell boat, with aims
to be the first of its kind to run commercially, was announced on
Thursday in San Francisco.

A startup called Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) held a
keel-laying ceremony on Thursday for its new, 70-foot hydrogen fuel
cell ferry. The keel-laying ceremony marks the beginning of the
construction of a vessel, and GGZEM expects that it will be
completed by September 2019.

The boat, which will be called the Water-Go-Round, will likely
be the first hydrogen fuel cell boat to run commercially, ferrying
people around the San Francisco Bay. Generally, ferries tend to be
diesel-powered, creating significant noise underwater, as well as
greenhouse gas emissions and potential marine pollution from
spills. By contrast, a hydrogen fuel cell boat would be quieter and
its only emissions while operating in the water would be more
water.

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California’s cap-and-trade dollars are building a hydrogen fuel cell boat