, 2022-10-28 04:21:11,
Laurent Perignon speaks about Ephyra’s latest innovation in hydrogen power…
Last year the world’s first electro-hydrogen-powered pleasure craft, aptly named The New Era, was designed and launched by Captain Chloé Zaied. In a groundbreaking demonstration of the use of hydrogen, Zaied drove the vessel from Marseilles to Monaco with 8 stopovers in between. However, the craft ran into the central issue for which hydrogen has not taken over as the primary source of propulsion: how to easily fill up in ports or marinas.
Ephyra, a company based on the shores of Lake Geneva, was therefore launched at the beginning of summer 2022. Ephyra has created a fleet of hydrogen-powered boats. Ephyra’s solution to the issue of hydrogen refuelling was officially launched at the Yacht Club de Monaco and was selected to integrate the brand new “Sustainability Hub” of MYS2022. The solution comprises the first sustainable nautical ecosystem, featuring zero-emission boats and hydrogen refuelling stations. Ephyra is owned by its management team, which Zaied is part of alongside Laurent Perignon, Advisor to the Board, who SuperyachtNews interviewed.
Perignon discussed that Ephyra’s mission is to go where others have not due to the lack of infrastructure for refuelling hydrogen-powered vessels: “It is a bit like Tesla. When they started making their electric cars they realised that there were no superchargers. It was complicated and so they decided…
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