On Sunday 12 November, Energy Observer joined the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, on the Solar Impulse Foundation’s leading initiative, as a member, as well as with the aim of collaborating together through targeted actions. It was during the COP 23 in Bonn (Germany) in the Unesco pavilion, that Victorien Erussard, Captain of the Energy Observer, the first vessel in the world capable of producing its own hydrogen from sea water through energy coupling, came together with Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation, to sign a cooperation agreement. A symbolic moment for uniting their ambitions for the environment and the planet.
Through this collaboration, Victorien Erussard and Bertrand Piccard are jointly committed to promoting practical energy solutions, which are sustainable on both an economic and ecological level. Convinced of the importance of innovation and technology for developing solutions for the environment, Energy Observer and Solar Impulse are both keen to increase awareness among governments, businesses and the general public about the various solutions capable of supporting perennial growth.
This commitment reflects the common roots of these two projects through its pioneering spirit, the bold entrepreneurial mindset of its protagonists and the desire to seek out innovative technologies to transform the world of energy.
Energy Observer and Solar Impulse, the finalising of a cooperation
Bertrand Piccard and Victorien Erussard are both the driving forces behind projects that aim to place technological innovation at the heart of environmental awareness. Given concrete expression yesterday, on Sunday November 12th, through the signing of this collaboration agreement, their mutual support and commitment have already been illustrated by the presence of Bertrand Piccard at Energy Observer’s christening back in July. On this occasion, he presented Solar Impulse’s magnetic compass with the steering compass that accompanied the solar plane throughout her round the world tour. Today this cooperation testifies to the confidence he has in the project.
Energy Observer was largely inspired by the technological challenge that was Solar Impulse. We are very proud to be part of Bertrand Piccard’s next adventure, this time not only as spectators but as participants. By joining the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, we are going to collaborate on targeted actions. Our odyssey around the world is designed to go on the ground and meet pioneers for a sustainable future, et put them forward with innovative media.
To respond to the challenge launched by the Solar Impulse Foundation of finding 1,000 cost-effective solutions capable of protecting the environment, our friends at Energy Observer, as a member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, will travel the world and bring back the greatest possible number of responses to the current problems.