The Energy Observer hydrogen catamaran will be stopping in Fortaleza (Brazil) from 16 to 24 November. This stopover will conclude the catamaran’s second transatlantic crossing.
In the 6th year of its exceptional Odyssey around the world, Energy Observer set off from Africa (South Africa, Namibia) before heading for Brazil, with a stopover on the island of Saint Helena in the heart of the South Atlantic. In total, the boat will have covered 3,385 nautical miles in 23 days (about 6,300 km), completely self-sufficient in energy.
For this stopover in Brazil, Energy Observer has been invited by Qair, official partner of the Odyssey, with the support of its partners such as the Accor group, Air Liquide and Toyota, as well as the active collaboration of the French Embassy in Brazil and the French Consulate in Recife.
With a population of nearly 215 million, Brazil is the world’s ninth largest energy consumer. Nearly half of its primary energy demand is met by renewable energies, including hydroelectric, bioenergy, wind and solar power, which make up around 80% of its electricity mix. As a world leader in biofuels, Brazil is focusing on the large-scale development of second-generation fuels. Thee are essential for the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The north-east region, where the wind blows hard, is home to 80% of the country’s wind farms. The state of Ceará, and Fortaleza in particular, are seen as prime sites for wind power.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King