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Conference #energyboatchallenge

Conference Day

Thursday 8 July 2021

Energy transition, alternative solutions, sustainable thinking and initiatives in the Yachting industry


10.00am     Introductory words – Speaker to be announced

10.10am    Energy transition, fuel alternatives for the yachting & maritime industry

  • EODev – Energy solutions, analysis of their environmental benefits à keynote speech reflecting on the solutions available today for the yachting & maritime industry
    Speaker: Bastien Bornand – Engineer 
  • Romano Energy – Synthetic eco-circular & sustainable biofuels & e-fuels ,  an immediate alternative to reach co2 emission objectives
    Speaker: Gregory Romano – Deputy Administrator 
  • Zephyr & Borée – Sailing Technology to achieve Low carbon agenda in the maritime industry
    Speaker – Nils Joyeux – CEO   Interventions followed by a quick round table between the participants & a Q&A 

11.30am      Energy Solutions for propulsion & life onboard

Under the aegis of SEA INDEX

  • EODev  – First H2 Generator certified for Maritime Use
    Speaker: Stephane Jardin – CSO  
  • Cummins – Title to be announced
    Speaker: Cedric Merveillaud – Marine Business Development Manager
    & Speaker to be announced New Power Specialist  
  • Zenoro – Title to be announced
    Speakers to be announced

Interventions followed by a quick round table between the participants & a Q&A


Lunch Break


2.30pm     New material development

  • Permare & Amer Yacht  – The development of Filava fibre and its use in yacht construction. The challenge for certification of new material for its structural use.
    Speaker Barbara Amerio – Co-Owner of Permare and Amer Yacht    
  • Gurit – Technical presentation about the development of material solutions issued from recycled products, bio sourced epoxy resin & structure calculation for the use of these new materials for energy efficiency. Speaker to be announced                                                                                                         

Interventions followed by a quick round table between the participants & a Q&A  


3.30pm     Sustainability and viability: reflexion & initiatives

  • JO 2024 – Reducing carbon impact through innovation
    Speaker Georgina Grenon – Environmental Excellence Director
  • World Sailing – Global sustainability initiatives for the marine industry in the next 5 years.
    Speaker: Dan Reading – Head of Sustainability – LifeCycle assessment inclusion in WS decision making 
  • APER – The first deconstruction division for pleasure boats, a step forward in the reflection on the life cycle of boats.
    Speaker : To be advised
  • Communauté Portuaire de Paris – Study of global transition and propulsion refit for fleets navigating on the Seine, a circular economy reflexion.
    Speaker: Grégoire Jourdan Gassin – Chargé de Financement de la Transition Écologique chez Communauté Portuaire de Paris
  • Session followed by Q&A


4.30pm     Recap & Conclusion



All presentations


Event organizer

Founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and presided by HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II since 1984, the Yacht Club de Monaco brings together 2,500 members from 80 nationalities. With the most prestigious private yachts in the world under its umbrella, YCM now occupies a unique place in the world of yachting and international yachting.

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