From the archives - a barge from the past

Posted on Wednesday 1st April 2009

As the region's policy makers arrive at the University of Birmingham this evening to discuss the hydrogen economy, we take a look back at where it all started.

Hydrogen Hybrid Canal Boat: Clean and Silent Propulsion for the Inland Waterways

Press Release

A zero-emission hydrogen hybrid canal boat developed by engineers at the University of Birmingham will be unveiled by Terry Tricker, Board Member of British Waterways, at The Mailbox canal side.  The boat, called The Ross Barlow, is fully operational and demonstrates how a combination of magnet and fuel cell technologies could be used to power inland waterways craft.