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In the framework of the EQHHPP (Euro-Quebec Hydro-Hydrogen Pilot Project), a variety of possible methods for the transport of hydrogen by ship are presented. The development of the liquid hydrogen (LH(2)) ship concept was based on the existing natural gas ships, taking account of the low density of the payload, the low temperature (20 K at normal pressure) and the safety problem. Transport of liquid hydrides is also considered, since these can be carried in normal chemical tankers. Toluene and methylcyclohexane (MCH) can also be used as ballast in the LH(2) ships. Designs for a LH(2) barge ship ballasted with water and for a chemical tanker for MCH/toluene are presented, together with other designs considered and rejected earlier in the project, such as a catamaran and a Jumbo container ship.

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Authors: GIACOMAZZI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Hydrogen within a Clean and Renewable Energy System, Genova (IT), Oct. 21-29, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36488 ORA
Record Number: 199111600 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en