The best source of renewable energy.
Having considered multiple clean energy forms to drive the vessel, using hydrogen driven by electric engines as a source of fuel is the most efficient way to minimize all environmental damage.
Watch our video explaining the reasoning behind Hydrogen Fuel adopted by Hynova
HYNOVA combines a silent electric motor powered by hydrogen stored on the boat as an energy source.
We offer you a short video (1min) to help you discover this incredible technology!
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.
It constitutes roughly 75% of mass on the planet. It is the most abundant natural resource on this planet. An essential way of obtaining water (H20), consisting of two hydrogen atoms called “Dihydrogen” (H2) and oxygen atoms (O). Both of these elements combined produce the H20 molecule otherwise known as water. The human body is made up of 60% water and 9.5% hydrogen. This represents roughly 7.8 kg for a man weighing 80 kg. Hydrogen is not only non-polluting, it’s unlimited and found everywhere around us.
This technology benefits from decades of research and is already used in the automotive industry, but also for river shuttles or hydrogen buses, which are already in operation in France and abroad.
Hydrogen is the solution we have all been looking for, allowing us to move around without polluting: our engine only emits heat and water. This water then feeds a new virtuous cycle: recovered, it is used for the needs of life on board.
Hydrogen must play a key role in our transition towards renewable energy
Advantages of Hydrogen
- IT’S INEXHAUSTIBLE
- IT'S FULL OF ENERGY
- IT IS THE BEST ALLY OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES
- IT IS LIGHT
- IT IS CLEAN AND QUIET
- IT RECHARGES QUICKLY
On Earth, the most abundant source of hydrogen is water. During electrolysis and electrochemical conversion processes via the fuel cell, the only emissions are oxygen and water vapour. Its availability is therefore infinite.
Although its density is very low, forcing it to be compressed or liquefied, hydrogen represents an exceptional energy density!
1k of hydrogen releases :
– 4.1x more energy than 1kg of coal
– 2.8x more than 1 kg of petrol
– 2.4x more than 1kg of natural gas
Hydrogen enables long-term storage of surplus renewable energy for later reuse.
Despite a lower theoretical efficiency than battery storage, hydrogen storage proves to be up to 10 times lighter for mobility. This lightness thus saves a lot of energy.
Especially in the field of transport, it emits neither greenhouse gases nor pollutants when it is derived from renewable sources. Combined with electromobility, it also has the advantage of being very quiet.
Filling up with hydrogen takes only a few minutes compared to several hours for its battery equivalent. A major asset for tomorrow’s electric mobility.
HYNOVA and EODEV: a successful partnership
Energy Observer is originally the name of the first autonomous hydrogen ship with zero emissions, zero noise, both a plea and a laboratory for the ecological transition.
Over time, the Energy Observer project has become a real actor of change by creating its own innovation laboratory on land, EODev.
Its objective? To use the expertise of its years of sailing and the knowledge acquired by its engineers to design, assemble and distribute zero-emission energy systems on an industrial scale. Where the ship tests these technologies in extreme conditions, EODev takes charge of deploying them in different sectors of activity where these solutions make sense, and thus make them accessible to all.
To learn more about our philosophy and our aspirations, don’t hesitate to look at rubric.