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Solar-hydrogen boat to launch

by Marc S. Reisch
March 6, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 10

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Credit: Race for Water Foundation
Solar- and hydrogen-powered ship emits no CO2.
Credit: Race for Water Foundation
Solar- and hydrogen-powered ship emits no CO2.

The Race for Water Foundation will launch a new oceangoing vessel in April to circle the globe. Powered by solar cells and hydrogen produced on board via sea water electrolysis, the ship will also get some help from a towing kite. The five-year expedition hopes to point the way to reducing marine pollution.

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