Astilleros Mallorca in Palma

Astilleros Mallorca.

03-01-2021

Astilleros Mallorca in Palma is one of three shipyards taking part in a project for nautical industry energy self-sufficiency and zero emissions. Overseen by the Soermar Technology Centre in Madrid, which has support from the Spanish interior ministry, the project is specifically a study of the use of hydrogen for generating electricity.

The technology of producing and storing hydrogen for electricity - 'Green Hydrogen' - is something that the government is keen to explore. At regional level, the Balearic government and the Mallorca Chamber of Commerce are moving ahead in making energy produced from hydrogen batteries a reality.

In the specific case of Astilleros Mallorca, the project will contribute to decision-making for shipyard facilities and to a reduction of the environmental footprint through the generation of clean energy. The Palma shipyard is therefore working along the lines set out by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The technology has benefits in terms of cutting air and water contamination as well as noise pollution. For shipyards participating in this innovative project, there is the expectation of receiving widespread recognition for being associated with renewable and alternative energy.

At present, boats, trains, buses and cars can operate using hydrogen. Airbus is planning to have planes by 2035. The rollout of hydrogen technology is initially for industry, but applications using hydrogen batteries will eventually be for all forms of transport.

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Stan / Hace 4 months

I have always thought that Hydrogen for use in cars is the answer to vehicle pollution. All that comes out of the Hydrogen exhaust pipe is WATER. I think the problem is making and distributing the Hydrogen. It would be much more beneficial to concentrate on Hydrogen fuelled cars. Electric will be equally problematic in the future for the Planet.

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Nigel / Hace 4 months

Mark, I am glad you mentioned those investing, investing EU (taxpayers) money, like the diesel fiasco, I think I will laugh last and longer. The big EU cover up, only to be uncovered in the USA where fortunately the law allows investigation into big companies malpractices. Diesel fumes are terminal compared to petrol. As I said before, yes, I could really educate you, but not here. Hydrogen is not the answer, unless you want to reduce the population as Covid-19 is achieving.

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Mark Badoer / Hace 4 months

Reading Nigel's comment, I assume he still ties little notes to pigeons to send letters..... Companies like BMW, Mercedes and VW are investing heavily in hydrogen, as electric has no future. Hindenburg...hahahhahaahhaaha, it did make me laugh.

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Nigel / Hace 4 months

Correction to typo's, thermodynamics. Doesn't anybody read history, the airship Hindenburg?

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Nigel / Hace 4 months

I will ask if any of their engineers have ever heard of the second law of thermodynamics and enthropy.

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Nigel / Hace 4 months

I will ask if any of their engineers have ever heard of the second law of ghermodynamis and enthropy.

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Mark Badoer / Hace 4 months

Hydrogen is the future for cars too. As electric cars are just a political gimmick without future. Imagine that everyone has an electric car; our electricity networks wouldn't cope with it, the infrastructure of charging points is impossible, where and how is all that power going to be generated and last, but certainly not least: the environmental impact of producing electric cars is huge, especially the batteries. But for now, it looks cool to drive electric....if you don't have to drive too far that is.

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