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Category: Energy

This Solar-Wind and Hydro-Powered Vessel Makes Its Own Fuel from Seawater

This is the Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission, and zero-noise vessel to be self-sufficient in energy. The mission behind this eco-friendly beast is “to prove that another future for energy is possible.” Before COVID-19 struck, the vessel was cruising around the world and making stops along the way to advocate and serve as a laboratory for ecological transition.

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This Lifesaving Tool Generates Power, Purifies Water and Even Fends Off Predators in the Wild

This is the LIFESABER by Innovation Factory, a powerful power supply for wilderness survival. Equipped with a USB generator, light/siren, UV water purifier, and plasma fire starter, this tool allows you to recharge your mobile phone and other USB devices and have peace of mind when you’re on a hike off-grid and find yourself in a jam.

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Danish Companies Join Forces to Decarbonize Its Transport Sector with Hydrogen-Produced Clean Fuel

A group of Danish companies have teamed up to build the world’s largest hydrogen and synthetic fuel production facilities in an ambitious effort to decarbonize the country’s transport sector. By manufacturing sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, such as petrol and diesel, the country will not only significantly bring down costs, but it will also meet climate targets.

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This Stackable ‘Tower’ Affordably Stores Clean Energy and Could Replace Pumped-Hydro

Energy Vault is the Swiss-based creator of gravity and kinetic energy-based, long-duration energy storage solutions. As one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers of 2020, it’s reinventing the global methods of delivering reliable and sustainable electricity, and it has started this initiative in Biasca, Switzerland with an alternative to pumped-hydro.

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This Water Turbine Harvests Electricity from Slow-Moving Water in Remote Locations Without Power

Waterotor Energy Technologies Inc. is an efficient and economic renewable energy solution that is especially useful in remote locations worldwide that don’t have power. Waterotor uses marine-safe water turbines to affordably harvest electricity from very low-speed rivers, canals, and ocean currents – with a water flow that’s 2mph to over 6mph.

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These Wind Turbines Are Inspired by Flocks of Birds and Schools of Fish

These are vertical axis turbines that operate at lower speeds, lower height, and look much different than conventional wind turbines – they resemble good old-fashioned egg beaters. They operate in close proximity to perpetuate wind and are supposed to be safer for birds and bats, produce less noise pollution, and could be used efficiently in urban areas.

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This Is the World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat and It Has Sailed Around the World

This is MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered catamaran built by Swiss company PlanetSolar, designed by naval architect, Craig Loomes from New Zealand and financed by a German entrepreneur, Immo Ströher. Constructed in Kiel, Germany back in 2008 in the Knierim Yachtbau shipyard, MS Tûranor PlanetSolar officially launched in 2010.

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