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    1. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      Photo of drone taking water from the boat in the middle of the water

      Energy Observer is assessing its hydrogen system

      The experimental catamaran has clocked up 16 months of full-on sailing. Roland Reynaud, engineer on board, and Didier Bouix, engineer at the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-Liten) carried out a full check of Energy Observer’s on-board hydrogen chain. And all’s well!
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    2. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      Energy Observer 3D image with Oceanwings®

      The 2019 new features of Energy Observer

      Already 10,326 nautical miles covered by Energy Observer. Having set out from Saint-Malo in June 2017, the first hydrogen vessel around the world has made 33 stopovers and has been to 14 countries, navigating in France and the Mediterranean with no emissions of greenhouse gases or fine particles.
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    3. Bastia, FR The Innovations
      Energy Observer's crew meet the Myrte Project in Corsica

      MYRTE a terrestrial example of our vessel’s energy system

      Island territories are the best energy-autonomy laboratories. Cut off from the continental grid, and often only having access to reduced infrastructures, they have to handle the variations in electrical production and demand and adapt to the intermittent availability of renewable energies.
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    4. Bastia, FR The Innovations
      Marin and Dominique Ristori

      Dominique Ristori: “Energy Observer is a role model”

      Dominique Ristori, Director-General of Energy for the European Commission, regards Energy Observer as a model for the transition of energy and ecology.
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    5. Paris, FR The Innovations
      Nicolas Hulot presents the Hydrogen plan Nicolas Hulot for France

      Announcement of the French plan for the deployment of hydrogen

      Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the ecological and solidarity transition and Energy Observer’s ambassador, announced a national plan for the deployment of hydrogen in France.
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    6. Paris, FR The Innovations
      Victorien et Jérôme next to an Hype Taxi

      Hype Taxis: hydrogen-powered taxis for all in the heart of Paris

      Among the pioneers of hydrogen-powered transport, Energy Observer has had the privilege of meeting and collaborating with Hype Taxis, the first fleet of hydrogen-powered taxis, which has been operating in Paris since 2015.
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    7. Nantes, FR The Innovations
      Picture of the Navibus in Nantes

      Jules Verne 2, a new hydrogen-powered passenger vessel

      In a few months, Semitan (Public Transport Company in Nantes conurbation) will commission a new navibus, 10 meters long and 3m80 wide, emitting neither greenhouse gases nor fine particles: Jules Vernes 2.
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    8. Orly, FR The Innovations
      Picture of the  Air Liquide Orly's H2 station

      First public hydrogen station opening at the Paris-Orly airport

      A new chapter has opened for sustainable mobility in Paris areas. On December 7th, Air Liquide and Group ADP inaugurated the first public hydrogen charging station located at an airport in France.
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    9. Bonn, DE The Innovations
      Hydrogen Council

      Hydrogen as one of the pillars of the energy transition

      During COP23 held in Bonn, 18 major players from different industries met for the Hydrogen Council. A study carried out with the support of McKinsey was notably presented during this annual meeting.
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