Hexagon providing tanks for the first hydrogen vessel in the US


Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has been selected to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks for the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US.

Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) has been awarded a USD 3 million grant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), supported by the "California Climate Investments" (CCI) program, to build the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States. The zero-emission vessel will be the first of its kind in the US, and will highlight the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells for the commercial maritime sector.

The 70-foot hybrid hydrogen fuel cell-battery catamaran, "Water-Go-Round" has a 22-knot top speed and is powered by dual electric motors, fuel cells and battery packs. The hydrogen tanks from Hexagon Composites will contain enough hydrogen to operate the vessel for up to two days between refuelings.
"We're really pleased to have been chosen by Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine to work on the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US," said Trond Seth, Vice President Hydrogen Business Unit at Hexagon Composites. "The state of California is taking the lead in the hydrogen race and we truly believe that this path-breaking project will be an eye-opener for the maritime industry, showing that zero emission technology is already available."

Source: Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine

Hydrogen is a clean and safe energy carrier that can be used as fuel for power in a wide range of applications, and can be easily stored on a large scale. The life cycling properties of all-composite pressure cylinders, with plastic liners and carbon fiber structure, make them more suitable for storage of hydrogen than metal lined alternatives.

After the vessel is launched in mid-2019 it will be operated in San Francisco Bay for the first three months.

For more information:
Solveig D Saether, Communication Manager, Hexagon Composites ASA
Telephone: +47 906 34 977 | solveig.saether@hexagon.no

About Hexagon Composites ASA
Hexagon Composites delivers safe and innovative solutions for a cleaner energy future. We are adapting our leading composite pressure vessel technology for a wide range of mobility and storage applications. For more information, please visit www.hexagon.no

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About Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, launched 2017, is a full-service provider of marine power systems that are clean and quiet, comply with all current and future environmental regulations, meet rising customer demand for sustainable systems, and reduce total cost of vessel ownership. GGZEM was recently accepted by both Turning Basin Labs, a maritime innovation lab, and Tech Futures Group, an advisory group for technology startups, giving it a strong platform to leverage Silicon Valley innovators and investors as it rapidly grows. For more information on GGZEM: http://ggzeromarine.com/

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