June 12th 2020
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.
June 10th 20
Following our joint Message the city council of Drachten decided to keep Drachten Airport open. In the next months plans will be made, HyFly will advise to facilitate developments for Drones and General Aviation with a strong focus on Innovation and Sustainability.