Hydrogen: It's the fuel of the future. It reduces
pollution when used in conventional internal combustion engines
or hybrids, and it virtually eliminates pollution when used in
conjunction with PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel-cell technology.
The diagram to the left illustrates how it works. Water is drawn
from an outside source and is purified, then an onboard electrolysis
unit produces hydrogen and oxygen from the water. The hydrogen
is stored in onboard tanks for use by any suitable powerplant,
from fuel cells to internal combustion engines.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
Read what he had to say here. ▶