( Translation from French )
A waste harvester boat to clean the seas
Sailor and boat builder, Denis Jimenez has the idea to clean the sea with a special harvester boat. Presentation of his project, which offers a beautiful realistic and concrete solution.
Le par FX Ricardou
On the environmental front, we see a lot of crazy projects unfeasible. That of Denis Jimenez is not one of them.
For each question, it provides a solution.
The project is to realize a boat, Sargaboat, to collect rubbish floating in the sea. First plastics but also Sargassum algae.
His boat, a kind of catamaran equipped with a conveyor belt, to collect floating debris and stored temporarily in a trailer. The boat is powered by two outboard to facilitate its operation. The pilot, just in front, can easily target the waste to the treadmill.
But what to do with this waste, once back on land. Again Denis Jimenez thoughtful and proposes to reduce the plastic in flakes which can then replace the sand in concrete constructions, avoiding the pillage of the sand on the islands.
But as always, good ideas need funding. Despite many supporters that prove the feasibility of the project, the sinews of war is money to successfully build the first prototype. Every Donation is welcome…