Future of Ocean Travel?
The Energy Observer is an experimental hydrogen powered catamaran.
Because oil and lithium supplies are finite, engineers are attempting to make a 100% self sufficient boat, believing that hydrogen energy will be used everywhere in the future.
More than 40 engineers have worked on this project.
The boat is currently traveling around the world on its maiden voyage, visiting 101 points and 50 countries in six years.
The boat electrolyses hydrogen and stores it in high-pressured tanks.
At full capacity, the boat can hold 62 kg of hydrogen on board, which is equivalent to around 2 megawatts of energy.
The Energy Observer also has the ability to harness solar power, and wind energy.
When weather conditions are sunny and windy, the boat sails using these renewables.
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Written by Koray Williams & Edited by Alexander Fleiss