This solar powered boat removes floating plastic debris from the seas and oceans & processes them onboard to reduce their volume for further recycling.
The 8m solar powered catamaran PlakMan aims at removing floating debris - mostly plastic - from the inner waterways, lakes, seas and oceans. It only uses solar power and is therefore 100% ecological. Since the speed required to scoop plastic out of the water is low, there is an excess of electrical power available onboard. Part of this power is stored in batteries so that the PlakMan can sail day and night, another part can be used to power a plastic shredder and a compactor installed onboard. This way, the plastic volume is drastically reduced and unloading intervals can be extended 10 fold. Sorting at the source and pre-processing the plastic debris onboard gives the waste an additional value too which can pay for the crew operating the boat and handling the waste. In the insular areas where power is scarce, the PlakMan can also be used as mini off-grid power station of 5+ kW which is enough to supply power for a small village.
- •After working 300 days/year, 25 miles sailed per day with the waste processing machines running, it saves 8000 tons of CO2 per year.
- •Produces yearly 11000 kWh of energy per year, 9000 of them are used for the PlakMan operations.
- •Very low voltage DC, easy to understand and safe.
- •Compared to similar size boat, saves 5350 USD per year from solar.
- •Earnings of 10k+ USD from the pre-processed recyclable plastics.
Categories of Application
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SDG's of Application
- Medium and large scale commercialization
- Small scale commercialization
- Initial market commercialization
- Prototype testing in the real world
- Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Andorra, Albania, Austria, Åland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovakia, San Marino, Ukraine, Vatican City, Kosovo,
United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma], Mongolia, Macao, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, East Timor, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen,
Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, British Indian Ocean Territory, Kenya, Comoros, Liberia, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Chad, French Southern Territories, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Martinique, Montserrat, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bouvet Island, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela,
American Samoa, Australia, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Cook Islands, Christmas Island, Fiji, Micronesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Niue, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa,
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