BluEnergy Revolution (BER) offers Engineering, Consulting and Training services in the field of traditional and innovative energy systems, bringing research excellence in these fields and in particular all the knowledge in the nautical sector. The product that will be launched in the marine sector from its spinoff company H2Boat (H2B) is the Energy Pack, a system of storage of energy produced from renewable sources for sailing boats. The Energy Pack is a system that uses hydrogen technology to autonomous leisure boats; especially sailing boats; from the point of view of the electrical needs on board. The system consists of three parts: a fuel cell, able to produce electricity from hydrogen; an accumulation with metal hydrides, able to store large quantities of hydrogen safely at low temperatures and low pressures; an electrolyzer, able to produce hydrogen from water using excess energy produced from renewable sources.
The problem we are solving
Energy Storage. Batteries lack the energy capacity, energy density, require the use of critical raw materials and have a poor LCA. BER wants to develop a system (Energy Pack) usable for many applications, that exploiting the hydrogen technology is able to store and produce energy without polluting. The spinoff company H2B integrates the energy pack on board sailboats and motoryacht increasing the GHGs free electric energy, increasing comfort in a sustainable way.
Sustainable impact on Blue Economy
The socio-cultural impact and its trend are measurable through the KPI: #companies, #employees, # research projects, # events, # publications, #products. From an environmental point of view, all the research and development activities revolve around hydrogen technology as a future solution for reducing the environmental impact of humans activities on the environment. It is possible to establish indexes for the reduction of polluting gases produced by sailing boats and motor yachts that will use the Energy Pack system, which is being standardized and which will be put on sale in 2021. Respectively for a sailing boat (10 kW) and a motor yacht (60 kW): 2.1-15 kgCO2 / h saved; 20.8-124.5 gSOx / h saved; 40-240 gNOx / h saved.