HyFly provides project management, consultancy and engineering support for the application of hydrogen and fuel cells systems in UAV, aircraft and marine propulsion, static energy Supply and more.
Examples are the development of a 50kW propulsion system for a fast Rigid hull Inflatable Boat (Rib) and a small scale test setup consisting of a hydrogen tank, fuel cell system, battery and 2 kW electric outboard motor for the Dutch Sailing Federation.
A hydrogen propulsion system
for a fast Rib
Supporting a consortium of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes, HyFly has contributed to the development of a hydrogen propulsion system for a fast Rib (Rigid hull Inflatable Boat) withe the objective of creating a clean coach boat for sailors. As sailing is a clean sport, the Dutch Sailing Federation as well as the International Sailing Federation have set the goal to only use zero emission support boats from 2030.
A test setup of the propulsion system, including an Intelligent Energy FCM801 Fuel Cell System, was presented in Scheveningen, and the aim is to have a full scale hydrogen powered Rib available for the World Sailing Championships in 2022 which will be held in Scheveningen.
Test- setup contains a Green Hydrogen Storage Cylinder (Holthausen), a Fuel Cell System (Intelligent Energy), a Battery and an Electric Outboard Motor (Torqeedo). The motor is placed in a water basin to test the propulsion system.