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James Sweeney, of Seaworthy Systems, described a fuel cell powered water taxi. Not only does the boat use fuel cells to charge its electric drive system, but used an innovative method for storing the hydrogen to run the fuel cell in a safe, room temperature water solution

Charles Walther, of Walther Engineering, discussed numerous issues involving his experiences supporting design and construction of the new Peralta class ferries for the city of Alameda.

The Berkeley ferry pier in the late 19th Century. Note the water tank on the pier. One of the more promising new technologies for high efficiency and very low emmissions is steam-injected gas turbine burning gaseous fuel - which would once again require feedwater storage on the pier.