|Launched:||21 September 2007|
|Installed power:||hybrid hydrogen fuel cell|
|Propulsion:||Permanent magnet brushed DC electric motor|
The Protium Project at the University of Birmingham started at the beginning of 2006. The boat is named in memory of a postgraduate student who was killed in a hang gliding accident in March 2005 at the age of 25. He had worked on the project in its early stages and was an enthusiastic supporter of sustainable energy.
Storage: 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lb) of hydrogen at 10-bar (1,000 kPa) in 5 Ti-V-Mn-Fe[clarification needed] metal hydride solid-state hydrogen tanks, a lead acid battery stack, a 5-kW PEM fuel cell and a high torque NdFeB permanent magnet brushed DC electric motor.
- "Protium: Hydrogen canal boat". Hydrogen Materials Group. University of Birmingham.
- "The Ross Barlow: a zero-emission hydrogen hybrid canal boat". Antidote Counteragent. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Hydrogen Hybrid Canal Boat". Green Car Congress. 24 September 2007.
- "In detail" (pdf).[failed verification]
- "Hydrogen Hybrid Canal Boat: Clean and Silent Propulsion for the Inland Waterways" (Press release). University of Birmingham. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007.