Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.
Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.
The systemSlat(20)devisedconsists of 100kilometer-long floating armsinV-shaped catchingthe plastic which will be brought ashore recycling.His project ‘Ocean Cleanup‘attractedconsiderableattention.Andso didthe crowdfunding, which he himself set upcompletelyin Kickstarter–style.
Kefalonia Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.
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Bluerise prototype energygrid for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Five green start-ups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for green start-ups. September 11th finalists Diego Acevedo, Devin Malone, Arthur Kay, Pierre-Yves Cousteau and Trang Tran will present their ideas in Amsterdam. Read More