Zero-V Feasibility Study

July 2, 2018

The goals of this feasibility study were to determine the technical, regulatory, and economic feasibility of a coastal research vessel powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells, assess the environmental benefits, and determine the prospects for refueling such a vessel at the expected points of call.

Full paper:  Feasibility of the Zero-V: A Zero-Emission, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell, Coastal Research Vessel

Authors: Leonard E. Klebanoff (Sandia National Laboratories), Joseph W. Pratt (Sandia National Laboratories), Robert T. Madsen (Glosten), Sean A. Caughlan (Glosten), Timothy S. Leach (Glosten), T. Bruce Applegate, Jr. (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Stephen Zoltan Kelety (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Hans-Christian Wintervoll (DNV GL), Gerd Petra Haugom (DNV GL), and Anthony T.Y. Teo (DNV GL).