Member - Energy Observer

The first hydrogen vessel around the world on a 6 year Odyssey for the future : 50 countries, 101 stopovers

Type Non-profit project
Founder 2012
Company Size 50
Member Type
Founders Victorien Erussard and Jerôme Delafosse
Headquarters 35400 St-Malo, France
Social network
Energy Observer


Energy Observer is the first hydrogen vessel, autonomous in energy, with zero greenhouse gas emissions or fine particles. This vessel of the future is powered by electric propulsion thanks to a mix of renewable energies and a hydrogen production system that produces carbon-free hydrogen on board using seawater. This scientific and technological feat aims to test, in extreme conditions, these pioneer technologies which will foreshadow tomorrow’s energy networks, applicable on land. Energy Observer is currently carrying out its six-year odyssey for the future (2017-2022), with 50 countries and 101 ports of call to build the public’s awareness of the ecological transition by highlighting major themes such as renewable energies, biodiversity and circular economy mobility during its stopovers, via social media and through a collection of documentaries. This world tour is led by Victorien Erussard, founder and captain, and Jérôme Delafosse, expedition leader and documentary producer.
Headquarters 35400 St-Malo, France

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean Water and
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Affordable and
Clean Energy
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Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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