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The naming ceremony of Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-propelled, energy self-sufficient vessel, with zero CO2 and particle emissions, will take place on 6 July in Paris, before the vessel sets out on its six-year round-the-world voyage. In 2015, the Energy Observer team entrusted CEA with the task of designing the vessel’s energy system, the only one of its kind in the world, bringing together various energy sources, including high-efficiency solar panels, electrolyser, fuel cell and batteries. Since then, research engineers have worked on designing and optimising the entire energy generation and management system, right through to the propulsion system.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.