Being selected as one of the Energy Observers' accredited suppliers is one of those prides that are shared as a team.
For the first time in history, this ship of the future will produce its own hydrogen on board from seawater, thanks to solar, wind and hydroelectric energy. As a genuine floating smart grid, Energy Observer relies on energy mixing to guarantee its electric propulsion. In other words, the Energy Observer will draw its energy from nature without damaging it.
This is an unprecedented technological demonstration which makes this fabulous boat a pioneer in the energy world of tomorrow.
By dressing the floors of this 100 % made in France futuristic boat, TecSOM reinforces its commitment to the environment and humbly associates itself with this major project whose mission is to prove that a more environmentally compatible relation could exist between humankind and nature.
During this incredible odyssey around the world, the Energy Observer will become more than a boat but a true medium delivering positive and inspiring information driving to solutions for the planet.
KEY FIGURES OF ENERGY OBSERVER
- A world tour with zero CO2 and zero fine particles.
- 6 years, 50 countries, 101 stopovers.
- 1 godmother: Florence Lambert, CEO LITEN - CEATECH - CEA - Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies.
- 1 godfather: Nicolas Hulot, Minister of energetic transition.
- 50 people involved in the project.
- 5 million € for R&D and boat building.
DID YOU KNOW IT?
Hydrogen contains up to 3 times more energy per unit of mass than diesel and 2.5 times more than natural gas. It is the lightest and most abundant chemical element in the universe. Its combustion does not emit CO2 nor fine particles. While nearly 1.2 billion people in the world still live without access to electricity, the economic and logistical model of traditional power grids often fails to respond to the reality on the ground. Hydrogen, which can be stored, can be used to extend energy beyond these traditional distribution networks and thus allow autonomy.