Hyundai has unveiled a world-first: a unique piece of design theatre that aims to educate people about the real-life benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Revealed at the Design Museum in London, the unique aquaponics installation is a one-off ‘Fuel Cell Farm’ powered by Hyundai’s groundbreaking technology.
Aquaponics is a sustainable farming solution; a combination of hydroponics (growing plants in water) and aquaculture (raising fish in tanks). Taking the water vapour emitted by the ix35 Fuel Cell, the Fuel Cell Farm condenses it into water which then filters into the fish tank – the aquaponics technology harnesses the minerals from the fish waste to grow vegetables on the farm.
Hyundai collaborated with London-based sustainability creatives, Something & Son, to create the Fuel Cell Farm which was unveiled on the 21st October 2013 by Deputy Mayor of London, Kit Malthouse.
Visitors throughout the day had access to the Fuel Cell Farm and were offered the opportunity to learn about fuel cell technology from the experts, and to see the results of aquaponics farming.
More information on Hyundai’s Fuel Cell work and the ix35 can be found on their micro site here.