The Facts

The maritime transport must be disrupted !

Global trade will stay the same without pollution


ships on the seas


% of global exchanges transit by seas


per cent growth in 20 years


little degrees should not exceeded before the end of the century !

Decarbonize the marine sector

a global market of 60 millions per year !

If maritime transport is highly effective by ton freighted, it remains one of most polluting transport. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), in that way, has setting up a programme of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before 2050. IMO takes a first step in 2020 : sulphur contents in the fuel oil use by ships have been decrease. This news standards of IMO will impose new huge investments at the commercial marine to adapt : they should reach 60 billions euros by year.

In the same time, more coastal areas (fjords of Norway, Californians harbours, Calanques of Marseilles...) want zero emission sea zones. This means that, in the near future, the only way to adapt maritime transport is complete or partial electrification of boats.

According to the last IDtechEX survey, the electric ships market will represent, in the next 10 years, a volume of business of 22 billions dollars.

The Global market

- The world fleet is constantly expanding since the 1980s. Son augmentation a été de plus de 300% ces 20 dernières années.

- As at 1 January 2015, 52.9% of vessels are over 20 years old. This fleet will have to either be replaced by new vessels in accordance with current and future regulatory standards ; or modernized by major work on hull and propulsion systems.

The European market

- Turnover of European shipbuilding in 2014 are :

Norway : 10 billions euros
Germany : 5,5 billions euros
Great-Britain : 5 billions euros
France : 4 billions euros

- Turnover of European Ship Repairs in 2014 :

Norway : 1,1 billions euros
Great-Britain : 1,05 billion euros
France : 1,05 billion euros
España : 950 millions euros

The French market

- In France, the shipbuilding and marine equipment market in 2015 represents 8.5 billions euros.
- It représents 22.000 directs jobs and more than 80.000 indirects jobs.
- 78% of french imports are ensure by the maritime transport, but 90% of french energy supply is provided by seas.


In the same time IMO takes measures to shut down the emission of ships worldwide, some states or local international organisations strengthen theirs own restrictions on nitrous oxyde, sulfur dioxyde or fine particles in the waters they rule. Thoses zones are named ECA for Emission Control Area.

Every North American coast will concerned for mexican coasts should become ECA in the near future. In Europe, Baltic and North sea are ECA yet. At the behest of France, Meditteranean sea is considered to become the next one. In the Pacific ocean, Japanese and Australian coasts are considered too.

Yet, if we compare with the maritime traffic map, it is obviouly than ECA are areas where maritime traffic is the most intense. Coasts of Europe, North America, China, Japan and Australia are the real core of global trade. So, this fact explain clearly the transformations needed in the marine commerce in the coming years.

Furthermore, some areas are most restrictives than others. Many harbour authorities enforce ships electrification when they remains at the dock and they set up facilities too. As gouvernements, local authorities, or cities do on the firm ground, some states has begun to cocoon the most sensitive maritime areas and the most protected : thoses areas are becoming zero emission zones.

Norway is the first one. In 2018, Parliament have adopted a resolution to stop as soon as possible emission from ships in UNESCO world heritage classified fjords. 2026 is the deadline.

Les Bateliers de la Côte d’Azur have thinking ahead some equivalent measures in Mediterranean sea. So they set up a partnership with Hyseas Energy to develop a traveler shuttle move by hydrogen. She will reach the protected areas of the Golden islands (Porquerolles, Port-cros...) and the Côte d’Azur.

Chose the fuel cell

A zero emission technology, robuste and flexible

To deal with the new standards of IMO and demands for zero emissions marine, Hyseas Energy design a fuel cell system, robuste and adaptable, compliant with embedded maritime applications. The perfect solution for maritime and waterways transports players.

Fuel cell technologies have demonstrated durability, robustness and flexibility in many applications for road or marine demonstrator. It resiste very well at the open sea conditions and requiment of shipping sector.

Our team goes further. Our Fuel cell is designed to be industrialize ; it will certified by an independant agency before launching on the market.

Graphic of Hyseas Energy's fuel cell

Why hydrogen

A cleaner technology

Technology Storage Weight (tons) Charging time/
Storage Propulsion
Hybrid Fuel tank/
3 1h30
Battery Li-ion (162 Wh/Kg) 28 1,5 Shore connection, 500 kw,
/12 hours
LNG Cryogenic
to -162°C
5 3 1h30
Fuel cell
6 5,2 1h30
Technology Pollution generated Reduction of pollution Cost
Hybrid CO2, SOx, NOx, PM 15% to 20% € 1 M
Battery No solution for battery recycling Zero emission at the point of use € 1,6 M
LNG CO2, PM, NOx SOx No data
Fuel cell
Zero emission at
the point of use
Just chemically pure water !
€ 1,44 M

Three applications

Electric propulsion / hydrogène

Two options :
- Installation as range extender
- Installation as Hybrid fuel cell/battery

Emergency generator

The fuel cell system design by Hyseas Energy can remain standby ad infinitum or start within seconds. Meeting the most toughest requirements of this type of applications.

Hotel services

As part of wider hybridations, the fuel cell system can power a large part of needs on board, at the port or on navigation. So, it reduce the carbon footprint of the global activity.

Pilote project

A hydrogen passenger shuttle

for the Côte d'Azur

Hyseas energy engineer a fuel cell for Bateliers de la Côte d'Azur. It will equip a 200 passengers shuttle whom travel the Côte d'Azur and sail to the Golden islands.

Caractéristiques de la navette à passager
Longueur totale : 26 mètres
accessible aux fauteuils roulants
Autonomie 10 heures à 12 noeuds
Vitesse de service
14 noeuds
Volume de H2 stocké 260 kg
Pression de stockage 35 MPa
Temps de ravitaillement 1 heure 30
The delivery of two GHM 240 to motorise the shuttle is expected to arrive in 2021.

Characteristics of the Bâteliers passengers shuttle
Overall length : 26 metres
(weelchair accessible)
Autonomy 10 hours at 12 knots
Maw service speed 14 knots
Quantity of H2 stored 260 kg
H2 storage pressure 35 MPa
Containment casing classification: IP56
Complies with standards: IEC ex / ATEX and the IGF code
Class approval and certification:DNV-GL
Maintenance contract

Welcome on board

We are the crew of Hyseas Energy

CEO - Founder of Hyseas Energy

Arnaud Vasquez

CEO - Founder of Hyseas Energy

After a 30 years career as commercial marine captain, Arnaud Vasquez, graduate of Master 3000 and FCH-JU expert, decide to fully integrate his experience and motivation to promote and develope clean and environmental friendly technologies. He starts Hyseas Energy in 2015 for ecological and economical reasons : clean technologies represent a very large potential for growth and employment. Today, Hyseas Energy employ a half a dozen of collaborators and consultants of value and become a maritime hydrogen leader.

Fuel cell designer

Laurent Froidurot

Fuel cell designer

Laurent Froidurot is graduate of mechanical engineering and aeronautics master, obtains in Québec, after he studied at the École Supérieure Nationale d’Arts et Métiers in Paris. He joins quickly the CEA Liten laboratory where he works on hydrogen storage and production project. As part of design and test equipment project, he has been sent by Airstar, a private firm in contract with CEA Liten. Recently, he joins the crew of Hyseas Energy as fuel cell system architect.

Directeur des affaires juridiques & réglementaires

Younes Bel Mhaidi

Directeur des affaires juridiques & réglementaires

As a owner of Master II of business law, Younes Bel Mhaidi has a high ability to adapt at different legal fields. In the same time, he train himself in industrial property rights and rules and regulations of the maritime sector. So, after two years of legal watch and collaboration with DNV-GL, a worlwide classification society, Younes Bel Mhaidi provides a real expertise for the certification of GHM engeneering by Hyseas Energy.

Financials affairs

Danail Radonov

Financials affairs

Graduate in bank and international finance by the University of Nice and focus, at the beginning, in the areas of credit exposure and macroeconomy, Danail continue his career in the corporate finance. So, he developpes a wide vision on financial problems of SMEs. Recently, Danail joins our crew as financial controller.

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