EnergySails Aim to Harness Wind and Sun To Clean Up Cargo Ships

The worldwide transport sector is suffering from a wind-powered revival. Metal cylinders now spin from the decks of a fifty percent-dozen cargo ships, easing the stress on diesel engines and curbing gas consumption. Units like huge towing kites, vertical suction wings, and telescoping masts are well underway, when canvas sails flutter when much more on more compact vessels. 

The most up-to-date enhancement in “wind-assisted propulsion” comes from Japan. Eco Maritime Energy (EMP) recently unveiled a complete-scale edition of its EnergySail program at the Onomichi Maritime Tech Take a look at Heart in Hiroshima Prefecture. The rigid, rectangular system is marginally Read More

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MTU Engineers Build Mobile Unit to Clean COVID-19 PPE

A refrigerated shipping container. Commercial-grade baking sheets. A modified oven.
These are the key pieces of a prototype that uses heat to sanitize personal protection
equipment (PPE).

The idea is simple: Disinfect PPE at temperatures hot enough to break up coronaviruses
and do so in a big, moveable oven that can be quickly made with local, off-the-shelf
parts that are easy to get and put together. The unit can clean 5,000 to 10,000 PPE
units every two hours and can run continuously. 

The design is streamlined: Use a thick-walled shipping container with the refrigeration
unit swapped for a heating unit

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