World’s first hydrogen (H2)-powered vessel sets sail


The world’s first H2-powered vessel, Energy Observer, has set off on its six-year world tour.

With a goal of being the first ship capable of producing its H2 ‘live’ during stopovers and navigation, the catamaran will act as a floating smart grid system, absorbing solar, wind and wave energy. The H2 used to power the vessel will be produced via the electrolysis of seawater. It will be compressed, stored and converted into electricity via an on-board fuel cell.

The experimental science vessel will travel around the world navigating through 50 countries and stopping in 101 ports of call.

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