Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) have committed to developing hydrogen-powered chase boats for the 37th America’s Cup. The team have been working with AFCryo, a Christchurch-based company specialised in the design, development and manufacture of composite cryostats for the cryogenic and superconducting industries.
Currently, ETNZ designers are working on a prototype hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat, which is to be built at the team’s North Shore build facility. Once launched and verified, and with the support of INEOS TEAM UK, it is possible that the protocol for the 37th America’s Cup will contain a provision that all teams must use hydrogen-powered support.
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