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Hydrogen-powered ‘farm’ installed outside Design Museum

Deputy Mayor of London Kit Malthouse has unveiled an innovative 'aquaponics ecosystem' powered by a zero-emission hydrogen car.

Hydrogen-powered ‘farm’ installed outside Design Museum

For one day only the Hyundai Fuel Cell Farm has been installed on the Thames Path outside the Design Museum at Shad Thames.

"It's an absolute pleasure to welcome Hyundai's Fuel Cell Farm to London," said Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise and chairman of the London Hydrogen Partnership.

"This installation is an imaginative way to bring alive the huge potential of hydrogen technology and I encourage people to come along to the Design Museum to learn more about what could be the most exciting new industry of the 21st century.

"We are getting London ready for this massive step forward in propulsion technology by supporting businesses to put fuel on the ground, and consumers to buy zero emission vehicles.

"London has been at the forefront of mobility advances through the centuries and that's where we want to stay."

Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics (growing plants in water) and aquaculture (raising fish in tanks).

The fuel cell farm operates by taking the water emitted by the hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 fuel cell and filtering this water into the fish tank.

The aquaponics technology then harnesses minerals from the fish waste to grow the plants on the farm.

This summer a similar farming method was demonstrated by the GrowUp box which was installed on the Marlborough Playground in Union Street.

• The much-delayed eighth and final hydrogen-powered bus for the RV1 route has recently been delivered and will soon enter service, completing the conversion of the riverside bus service to hydrogen power.

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