Hyundai Unveils World’s First Aquaponics Farm Powered by a Fuel Cell Car
‘This installation is an imaginative way to bring alive the huge potential of hydrogen technology’, stated Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise and Chairman of the London Hydrogen Partnership.
By Marc Carter
Hyundai just teamed up with Something & Son to unveil the world’s first urban aquaponic farm ‘powered’ by a hydrogen car! Located outside of the London Design Museum, Hyundai’s Fuel Cell Farm seeks to educate the public on the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The aquaponics farm filters water produced by a ix35 fuel cell vehicle and then uses the H2O to sustain an aquarium full of fish and an edible garden.
Aquaponics is a sustainable farming solution that combines hydroponics (growing plants in water) and aquaculture (raising fish in tanks). Hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles are unique because the only emission they release is water vapor. The Hyundai Fuel Cell Farm operates by taking water emitted by the hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 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.