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USV Hydrogen Conversion Project Highlighted in #Netzeromaritime Showcase

Maritime UK's 2021 #NetZeroMaritime Showcase promotes projects that are having a positive impact on the decarbonization of the maritime sector. The showcase highlights specific projects in relation to delivery of the government's ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution.

SEA-KIT's 'Marinisation & Installation of PCB Hydrogen Fuel Cell into USV for Demonstration' project was highlighted among other initiatives. This project, in partnership with Bramble Energy, will showcase a diesel to hydrogen conversion of SEA-KIT’s proven Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) design and demonstrate a route to fulfilling the UK’s Clean Maritime Plan Strategy commitment of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050.

SEA-KIT will install an innovative PCB-based hydrogen fuel cell, engineered by Bramble Energy, on its 12m USV ‘Maxlimer’ and demonstrate zero emission maritime operations. The project is part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.

The Department for Transport also hosted a showcase of the £23m Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition winners at the International Maritime Hub at the City of Glasgow College during COP26.

Read the full case study on the Maritime UK website here.

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