World’s First Hydrogen Boat - Energy Observer

This is the energy observer, the first autonomous hydrogen boat to sail the seas.
Powered by solar, hydrogen, wind and water energy, the white catamaran will take six years to tour the world.
During its stopovers, Energy Observer produced a total of 488 kg, almost ½ ton of hydrogen, during 1496 hours of functioning, that's an efficiency of 42%.
Hydrogen supplied up to 60% of the energy needed for a typical voyage, and the remaining 40% was attributed to solar power, using a fuel cell functioning on average for 6 of each 24 hours of navigation, with an efficiency of 48%.
On the sides of the boat are The Oceanwings wings which are going to reduce the vessel's energy consumption, accelerate its speed, and above all, enable it to produce energy and hydrogen while navigating.

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+2 1. Judge-Jake commented 247 days ago

Looks great on a nice flat sea, lets hope it can stand up to being battered by hurricane winds and forty foot waves. 8-)
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+2 2. RobertTusk commented 245 days ago

This a French endeavor,
The Swiss solar plane "Solar Impulse" circumnavigated the Globe on Solar power alone.
Slovenia gave us the electric training aircraft.
Hungary gave us eFusion 2 electric plane.
France gave us the delightful Cri Cri personal electric plane.
Germany gave us the worlds first electric VTOL plane.
and the E-Genius efficient battery plane.
and the beautiful Siemens extra 330le.
and the world's first autonomous solar plane the Elektra two solar.
Germany also gave us the worlds first fuel cell plane.
and the volocopter
Meanwhile, across the pond, the great leader is extolling the virtues of..........King Coal