By combining an ancient concept with modern scientific breakthroughs, the global think tank, Syndicate8, has developed a zero-emission propulsion system for recreational boats, and the technology could eventually be utilized by commercial shippers.
Boaters and the environment are about to profit in a major way thanks to a breakthrough technology: electricity generated by saltwater! By combining an ancient concept with modern scientific breakthroughs, the global think tank, Syndicate8, has developed a zero-emission propulsion system for recreational ocean boats. By retrofitting portions of the exposed hull with a proprietary blend of metal electrodes, the boat, as it sits in the ocean, uses the ocean (e.g., saltwater) as a chemical compound to generate a renewable, storable form of electricity. Although the experiments have only been conducted on a small scale, the group is now in the process of raising funds to create a larger scale model.
“This has been a very exciting process for us. While the rest of the world focuses on making cars burn cleaner, we thought it would be a great idea to focus on the over 14 million registered boats in the United States,” Anthony Silva, the project leader, commented. “This breakthrough could remove millions of gallons of gasoline and diesel from the waterways, ultimately preserving our oceanic ecosystem. We foresee the commercialization of this technology in the very near future.”
Wanting to take the concept to the masses, rather than corporate venture capitalists, the team has decided to use IndieGoGo as its crowdfunding source. If you would like to read more about the project, you can visit the project website on IndieGoGo at http://igg.me/p/85085?a=487738.
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