There are currently no hydrogen engines for water transport in the world
Scientists at the Russian Arctic Scientific and Educational Center in Arkhangelsk have developed the key element of a hydrogen engine for water transport - a cellular structure on which the synthesis reaction releases energy, the Center's Academic Supervisor told TASS.
The scientists have developed the key element of a hydrogen engine installation for marine and river transport. It is a base, a complex cellular structure with a large surface area, inside of which the synthesis reaction releases energy. Hydrogen and oxygen will be combined in the system, on the structures that have been developed under the Center's project, the Center's Academic Supervisor and the Northern Arctic Federal University's Deputy President on Promising Projects continued.
On those cellular structures, hydrogen reacts with oxygen, releasing energy in the form of heat. The energy can either remain thermal or can be converted into electrical energy.
In the development, the scientists have used laser and additive technologies to create objects by adding layers to a 3D computer model.
There are currently no hydrogen engines for water transport in the world. Generally speaking, it is a breakthrough technology, the Center's representative added.