PURE is the development of an auxiliary power unit (APU) for small recreational yachts. The system converts propane/LPG into a hydrogen rich stream that is subsequently fed into a fuel cell (PEM based on PBI technology). The herewith generated electricity is sufficient to cover the on-board electrical power demand. All major technical requirements, codes, standards and technical requirements will be implemented in the design of the system.
The final result will be two working prototypes of the PURE system; one will be demonstrated under laboratory environmental conditions and one will be demonstrated in a real ship to show that it is robust enough to be ready for the next phase of field trials.