Hyundai Motor has unveiled what it calls the Fuel Cell Farm – a world-first aquaponics ecosystem powered by the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle at a free-of-charge installation positioned outside the front of London’s Design Museum for today (Monday 21 October) only.
The system was designed by sustainability creatives Something & Son for Hyundai to demonstrate the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise and Chairman of the London Hydrogen Partnership, said the installation was “an imaginative way to bring alive the huge potential of hydrogen technology”.
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.
Eco-chef Tom Hunt will utilise the food that has been grown on the Fuel Cell Farm as well as other sustainably grown and sourced produce to create a one-off banquet.
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