Naval architecture company TECHNOLOG Services and H2-Industries are teaming up with a mission to clean up our oceans.
The companies are designing a concept vessel that can collect plastic pollution from the surface of the ocean and convert it to clean Hydrogen, which can then be used on land to generate clean energy.
According to the planning stage of the concept, the companies will create a new ship that will be more than 150m/492ft long and will have two collector ships in front of it towing a net that funnels the plastic into the collection ship. The ship will be able to produce 100kg of Hydrogen per 600kg of waste collected.
According to H2-Industries CEO Michael Stusch:
“It is becoming increasingly clear that the shipping industry can make a positive impact on reducing global emissions. At H2-Industries, the plan is to help decarbonise industry and power generation, while cleaning up our water resources and converting pollutants into an energy source. To achieve this, we are looking for investors. Once the investment is in place, we expect each ship will be built within roughly 24 months.”
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