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Energy Observer Developments — from sailing to H2 solutions

On the occasion of the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge in Monaco, Energy Observer, the first hydrogen vessel around the world, announces the launch of Energy Observer Developments. The ambition of this new phase of the project is to offer disruptive, innovative, optimized and accessible solutions to the various maritime and port communities.

After experimentation, development

The development of Energy Observer's innovations is the logical and coherent continuation of this unique project, which is based on two bases: innovating and communicating. After the time for experimentation, for world firsts (on-board electrolyser), comes the time for innovation, implementation, and then the development of concrete hydrogen solutions accessible to as many people as possible.

Energy Observer continues its journey as the first French ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN and as a revealer of technological pioneers, and will continue more than ever its on-board experiments around the world. But some of its engineers, joined by the best specialists and a solid core of industrial and financial partners, will now work on these developments.

Energy Observer Developments' Team

R&D engineers, ocean racing champions and merchant navy engineers: this learned alchemy of curiosity and experimentation, thirst for performance and marine pragmatism is necessary because we do not cheat with the environment. This is the secret of great stories, passionate but complementary teams, solid and motivated financial and industrial partners to concretely accelerate the energy transition.

The three solutions of Energy Observer Developments

Energy Observer Developments is positioned as an expert in the deployment of carbon-free hydrogen ecosystems in all types of territories. An optimized model, creating the appropriate connection between local producers and land and sea consumers. Three complementary solutions will thus be proposed:

H₂ 360 Eco-systems: 360 stations in coastal and port areas that meet the needs of maritime and land transport while pooling hydrogen consumption, with Energy Observer's expertise in corrosion, ventilation and hydrogen management in intense weather conditions.

Energy Designer, the renewable energy mix study office: Thanks to the numerous solar, wind, hydrogenation and flow pooling experiments developed on Energy Observer, the team's engineers have unique experience in field innovation and the mix of available energies depending on the challenges and different applications.

GEH₂, the new generation hydrogen generator set: It is the alliance of the best skills in maritime propulsion and energy storage in difficult environments. The objective is to make, assemble and distribute a hydrogen generator that can replace diesel generators, with particular attention to urgent maritime needs. This new product should offer a clean, but also accessible and competitive alternative to internal combustion engines, the use of which will ultimately be restricted or prohibited in many maritime or river areas.

These three activities are, as is often the case with Energy Observer, interdependent and complementary, calling on the best specialists brought together for a common objective: to offer accessible and realistic energy solutions to as many people as possible.

Thus, Energy Observer gives a precise meaning and a real societal dimension to its commitment as a pioneer and ambassador of hydrogen and renewable energies. From a pure technological demonstrator to that of a committed economic actor, the course has been crossed!