AMSTERDAM, 21-Dec-2020 — /EPR ENERGY NEWS/ — Electriq Global, a provider of Hydrogen-Rich, Zero-Emissions energy storage and transportation technologies, and BOOT10 Amsterdam BV, an operator of passenger canal boats, announced today their collaboration plans to equip the Staets boats with an Electriq PowerPack using Electriq Fuel. The technology will be demonstrated in January 2021 on the Staets-I boat.
Mr. Jan Piet van der Meer, the hydrogen economy pioneer who was recently awarded the Dutch Hydrogen Prize 2020 – Erik Middelman Award, commented: “Electriq Global recognized the excellent match between its energy storage technology and the inland navigation sector’s need for a green on-board energy solution, and this application could well become an ice-breaker for the broader adoption of hydrogen and fuel cells in our region and beyond.”
Mr. Baruch Halpert, Executive Chairman of Electriq Global, said “this is a defining event for Electriq – our first footstep in the market – and a very meaningful one for the entire energy transition effort, and for the hydrogen economy in particular. We are developing a robust eco system with the Netherlands at its hub, and we are thrilled to closely collaborate with BOOT10’s innovative and ground-breaking team.”
Casper Wulfers, co-founder of BOOT10, pointed out the energy challenge: “we set out to electrify our Staets boats with solar cells and batteries already in 2014, but that energy is insufficient and we still need a diesel generator for range extending. With Electriq’s PowerPack, we expect to operate our boats with the same freedom and flexibility that we enjoy when using diesel – while operating 100% green.”