Energy Observer, a French partnership that launched a total self-sufficient vessel powered by renewable energies and hydrogen as a demonstration laboratory, is now set to present its concept for a multipurpose ro-ro cargo ship fueled by liquid hydrogen that they believe can rapidly advance zero emissions in the shipping industry. Working with leading partners including the CMA CGM Group, Energy Observer says its technology allows zero-emission navigation while offering very high transport capacities and great autonomy.
The group launched their first vessel of the same name seven years ago as the first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission vessel to be self-sufficient in energy. The vessel has the first complete hydrogen chain, capable of producing its own hydrogen with its surplus of renewable energies. The goal was to serve as a laboratory for ecological transition serving as a demonstration for the technologies and transition of the shipping industry.