28 March 2018, Marseille. The first ever hydrogen vessel will leave from the port of Marseille for a 8 months journey around the Mediterranean.
The objective behind this journey is to promote the vision for the future that is possible to draw our energy from nature, without damaging it, and without wasting it.
To do so, the Energy Observer team has taken on both a human and technological challenge: the first self-sufficient energy vessel with zero greenhouse gas or fine particule emissions that is powered by hydrogen and renewable energies, thanks to energy coupling. Energy Observer is the first hydrogen vessel, aiming for energy autonomy. This former race boat has been fully transformed into a vessel of the future, powered by electric propulsion thanks to a mix of renewable energies and a hydrogen production system that produces carbon-free hydrogen on board using seawater.
« The ecological transition needs to be seen as a promise for a better world. Through this exclusive Odyssey, we want to make people dream to raise awareness, we want to prove that humans can live in harmony with nature and that the fight against global warming can open some doors to a new economic expansion » said Jérôme Delafosse, expedition leader of Energy Observer.
The Union for the Mediterranean is actively collaborating with this initiative to educate, raise awareness and test experimental sustainable energy technologies around the region.
More information on : http://www.energy-observer.org/