New technology improves transport of fresh fish

 


National Maritime Day on May 22 is a holiday created by Congress in 1933 to honor America’s sea-going industry. It marks the day when the steamship Savannah set sail from Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power.

As celebrations are underway, another maritime benchmark will be set as the first full container of 18 tons of fresh salmon from Chile is offloaded from a cargo ship in California after an iceless month at sea.

How can that be? By using fuel cell technology in a new way.

A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device that converts hydrogen...



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