P.E.I. – Working toward hybrid and electric fishing boats

Ian MacPherson, senior adviser for the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, said the pilot project will not only help the environment, and get P.E.I. closer to its goal of net-zero carbon emmissions, but also cut ever-increasing fuel costs for fishermen. Aspin Kemp & Associates, an engineering company based in P.E.I., showcased its new diesel-electric hybrid model for the first time at a boat show in Moncton, N.B., April 8-10. The hybrid-fishing boats operate on electricity when on the water fishing and convert back to diesel when sailing back into port. >click to read< 09:25

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