Fuel Cell Projects for 2009
There are a number of systems improvements that we plan to undertake for next season in the area of high-pressure hydrogen storage tanks, ultra-capacitors in place of batteries and electro-mechanical layout. Since we are now able to supply substantial amounts of power from 12 volts D.C. through to 240 volts 3 phase AC we are evaluating such applications as forced air heating, a heat pump system and a portable emergency water and power module for disaster applications.
This season's efforts have led to the testing of a 10HP electric outboard for small craft. The motor was designed by a University of Victoria Mechatronics course team of students and was built by A.G.O. to their specifications. It was later modified by A.G.O. for the final tests.