CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE
ELIZABETH SWANN - This is the draft design for a zero carbon long range cruiser, that a team of British enthusiasts hope to attract international cooperation to get built for demonstration purposes and then to navigate the globe without spending a penny on fossil fuels.
Transport is necessary to move people and goods around Planet A. So long as it is carbon neutral we can afford both transportation for goods and travel for people. We have the technology today for such infrastructure for both vessels and land vehicles. What is missing is the political and industrial incentives to change, despite the fact that there is no Planet B. It's a sad geological situation called the Anthropocene Age - where mankind is destroying mother earth.
This Challenge is for marine transport, to be able to demonstrate that long range cruising can be a near-time reality given the support that it needs to dig the human race out of the fossil fuelled hole they've been wallowing in. It won't be easy since mankind has been digging this hole for so long that the species can barely see over the rim.
Hence, we need something spectacular to get the attention of shipping bosses and a mechanism for them to be able to move from old tech to clean tech as painlessly as possible.
SOLAR POWERED - Doing our bit to combat climate change, we are building an experimental rig aiming to put a larger version of the same concept on ocean going transport vessels. The rig above is to be fitted to a Ford Transit roof in 2019 so that the experiment can be moved to other weather locations. This is another step in the direction of zero carbon shipping. Our experimental rig will track the sun and move arrays on either side of these fixed panels to increase the harvestable light energy. Copyright photograph © 22-04-19 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, all rights reserved.
DNV-GL 2015 - The Green Shipping program aimed to revolutionize the way coastal shipping operates, converting fleets to run partly or entirely on batteries, liquefied natural gas (LNG) or other green fuels. The concept above is battery operated.
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