Zero Emission Hydrogen Catamaran ‘Energy Observer’ Visits Formentera
The Energy Observer is the world’s first autonomous hydrogen ship producing zero greenhouse gas emissions.
It is currently in Formentera as part of a five-year global ‘Odyssey for the Future’ during which it will visit over 100 ports in 50 countries.
The objective is to test its cutting-edge technologies in extreme conditions, anticipating the energy networks of the future.
This boat’s space age design is both form and function. The craft is powered by a combination of renewable energies and a decarbonized hydrogen production system extracted from sea water.
It is this system that allows the Energy Observer to do without the enormous amount of batteries that would be needed to move a normal electric boat if using the same type of technology in electric cars.
Twinning with the Save Posidonia Project
Formentera councillors have received a guided tour explaining the operation of this boat, while they have spoken with the crew about the Save Posidonia Project program and the environmental and sustainability policy of Formentera.
“It is an honour that the Energy Observer has chosen Formentera on its route and that its crew speak of this island as one of the best preserved in the Mediterranean,” said the Minister of Tourism, Alejandra Ferrer.
Ferrer stressed the importance of maintaining the natural spaces of the island and in this sense has spoken of the Save Posidonia Project, a project that began last 2017 and that today serves to twin with this ship and its crew “in pursuit of the achievement of an environmental sustainability that allows us to conserve life in our sea “.
Councillor for the Environment, Daisee Aguilera, said the visit of the Energy Observer means “making a navigation without noise and with an almost innocuous fuel, an experience that has to serve to set an example to the shipping and marine industries as a whole”