Canadian Research Ship Retrofitted As Hybrid Electric

first_imgThe B.C. government and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation are pledging $17.8 million to outfit a research ship with a new hybrid electric engine. The ship, called the Tsekoa II, will have a brand new propulsion system, powered by a series of batteries, fuel cells, and diesel generators.The ship will be used by researchers from the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University and the University of Alberta, who will be looking into the changing ecosystem along the B.C. coast. Not only will the new engine be better for the environment, but it will also be helpful for research purposes. The quieter electric engine will have less of an effect on the marine animals.AdChoices广告Work will begin on the Tsekoa II over the next few months, and it’s expected to take to the seas once again later this year. However, it will be doing so under a new, as of yet unannounced, name.Via the CBClast_img read more