Energy Observer the first vessel powered with renewable energies and hydrogen, a French ambassador for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, will make landfall on the Californian coast on 22 April 2021, after a 1-month sea passage from the Galapagos Islands, a Unesco biosphere reserve.t
It will make a stopover in Long Beach and then San Francisco, before continuing on her journey to Hawaii.
It is a prime opportunity for the crew, headed by Victorien Erussard, to document the numerous initiatives fronted by the state of California, a leader in hi-tech systems, sustainable energies and innovations for ecological transition (hydrogen and electric mobility, smart grids, carbon capture and climate risk management…).
These stopovers will showcase this quite unique laboratory vessel and in so doing share its missions with the general public, local authorities (cities of Long Beach and San Francisco), French consulates, as well as cultural and scientific protagonists like the Exploratorium of San Francisco, the SOA (Sustainable Ocean Alliance) and Energy Independence Now.
Manufacturers in the hydrogen and sustainable energies sector like California Fuel Cell Partnership will rally together around these stopovers alongside the odyssey’s partners Accor, Toyota, CMA-CGM, Air Liquide and Engie.
Source: Energy Observer