PUSHING BOUNDARIES

TO RACE EMISSION FREE

Innovating for a clean maritime future

Developments in the Lab have enabled the team to make zero emissions history with three World Sailing Speed Records (additionally certified as Guinness World Records) and victory in two Class40 World Championships in European and transatlantic racing.

Now it’s time to take the clean-marine technology innovations to the next level and race around the world with hydrogen.

A CONSORTIUM OF SPECIALISTS

COLLABORATE

Across the globe

Through collaboration with innovation and development partners, OceansLab’s clean-tech spin-off company Genevos has completed the prototype of an 8 kW Hydrogen Power Module (HPM-8). Uniquely, the system is one of the first globally to be integrated for the maritime environment.

This modular system has been designed for application across all vessels from leisure boating to commercial shipping, providing a solution to help decarbonise the maritime sector.

OceansLab Clean-Tech Spin-off Genevos - Credit Gilles Delacuvellerie
Phil Sharp / Credit Paul Wyeth Photography

THE FIRST

DEMONSTRATION

To race around the world on hydrogen

The HPM-8 is set to be demonstrated in around the world races including The Ocean Race (previously Volvo Ocean Race) and the Vendée Globe to provide a powerful showcase of the reliability and durability of renewable energy.

The team will compete at the cutting edge of ocean racing aboard an IMOCA60, the world’s fastest offshore monohull.

“The OceansLab – Race to Zero Emissions campaign enabled Edilians to partner with an winning ocean racing team uniquely focussed on the environment. At Edilians we endeavour to develop sustainable roofing solutions to benefit our clients and our planet, drawing strong parallels with OceansLab clean energy innovations achieved through passion, collaboration and determination.

“As a partner of the project we were able to develop many success stories through the ocean races and innovations, which improved workforce pride and excitement among our teams. What’s more, VIP sailing enabled us to develop client relations through unique long-lasting memories.

“Supporting Phil Sharp, his outstanding accolades, the Lab’s innovations and the team’s commitment to advancing renewable energy on the ocean has been inspirational to all involved and we are very proud to have been part of this journey.”

EdiliansPierre Jonnard, President of Edilians Group, Jan 2020

IDENTITY

To accelerate the uptake of high performance clean innovations through the world’s most extreme ocean races

  • Self-Awareness and Self-Management – The root to success
  • Resilience – Recovering from adversity
  • Adaptability – Agile response to change
  • Leadership – Uniting through team decision making
  • Sustainable Innovation – Accelerating positive change

ACCOLADES

Multiple World Champion
World Record Breaker
100% Performance
0% Emissions

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

KEY MEMBERS

Phil Sharp
Phil SharpSkipper & CTO │ Co-founder
Phil is a world leading skipper, double Class40 Champion and 3x World Speed Record breaker, with 25 offshore podiums to his name. A graduate from Imperial College London in Mechanical Engineering, Phil also seeks a competitive advantage in composite design and clean-tech innovations.
PHIL SHARP BIO
Rebecca Sharp DipM MCIM CMktr
Rebecca Sharp DipM MCIM CMktrMarketing & Communications │ Co-founder
A CIM qualified marketeer, Rebecca manages the marketing strategy, partner activation, brand and communications of OceansLab. She brings creative experience in campaign management together with successful sponsorship activation.
Hugues Jacquemin
Hugues JacqueminBusiness Development
Hugues is a passionate sailor and an experienced leader having successfully grown businesses rapidly with innovative strategies for Fortune 500 companies through a wide variety of sectors including marine, materials, energy and software.
Will Carnegie
Will Carnegie Partner Internal Development
At just 27 years old Will skippered an entry in the the BT Global Challenge round the world race. Highly experienced in professional development, he works alongside Phil Sharp to develop and deliver bespoke internal L&D programmes and keynote speaking to partners.

PATRONS

Professor Nigel Brandon OBE, FREng
Professor Nigel Brandon OBE, FREngTechnical Advisor
Nigel is Dean of Engineering at Imperial College, Director of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supergen Hub, and Co-Directors at both Energy Super Store Hub and the Sustainable Gas Institute. He is a specialist in hydrogen fuel cell technology and continues to be an invaluable asset to OceansLab clean energy innovations.
Pierre Horsfall CBE
Pierre Horsfall CBEAdvisor
Pierre spent his early career as an Aeronautical Engineer on the early Concorde Development programme, after which he held senior posts in Jersey’s Parliament for 27 years. As Chairman of the fund raising and organising committee, he led a Jersey entry in the Clipper Ventures round the world race to a highly successful 1st and 2nd place.
Gordon Burgis
Gordon BurgisAdvisor
Gordon has won Channel Islands, British and European Championships in both surfing and sailing, also representing Britain at European and World events in these disciplines. Gordon’s significant contributions to sailing events have been recognised with the Jersey Sport Lifetime Achievement Award.

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