The boat of the future sets sail

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A boat that fuels itself is departing this Saturday from Paris to embark on a six-year journey around the world.

The designers of the revolutionary boat hope it will demonstrate how emissions-free energy networks are the future.

Energy Observer will power the six-year long trip by utilizing its solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system.

If you’re looking to buy this boat someday, maybe think again. The total cost is a whopping $5.25 million.

The innovative boat will rely solely on sun or wind during the day and tap into its hydrogen reservoirs at night. It produces its own hydrogen through electrolysis of sea water.

This watercraft will be the first hydrogen vessel around the world.

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