Truly a legend and eco-visionary, the Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has turned his design skills towards a conceptual transport-system involving airships powered by SEAWEED!
As ingenious as it is ambitious, Callebaut believes the new green revolution is in full progress…and with designs such as these…who can argue with him! His Hydrogenase project is an exceptional visionary statement. He is looking at air-mobility and has developed his 100% self-sufficient zero-carbon-emission proposal!
In his vision, inhabited aircraft avoid runways by using vertical take-off procedures. Such amazing transport hubs could be developed everywhere in the world by 2030. They would produce electricity through bio-fuel, without emitting any CO2 gases or other harmful polluting substances. The seaweed farms would use ‘solar-radiance’ to produce the organic material (saeweed). Put simply, it would be like having a mini biochemical power station!
Measuring almost 400 meters high, Hydrogenase has been designed to fly at a height of around 2,000 metres. Its weight-capacity is around 200 tons of freight (at 175 km/h and over a distance of 10, 000km). Micro-seaweeds have been estimated as producing 1,000 litres of hydrogen daily.
The vision anticipates the unavailability of transport-fuels in the future. Other accompanying activities for Hydrogenase could also include eco-tourism, floating hotels, air media-coverage of natural catastrophes etc. Its potential is limitless. He just keeps ‘em coming, continuing to make technological revolution a human endeavor and adventure! Truly amazing!}