Plastic Odyssey | March 13, 2019:
The first round-the-world expedition on a boat powered solely by plastic waste. Departure in 2020 for a 3-year expedition.
Plastic Odyssey is a unique vessel that transforms plastic waste into fuel thanks to a pyrolysis unit stored onboard.
This oceanographic catamaran will be built by IMOS and operated by Ship-As-A-Service®, a maritime services company.
Eco-designed and built in France, the vessel will be chartered for Plastic Odyssey and refitted for the time of the expedition.
The expedition planned is an around the world voyage over a period of 3 years, stopping at 33 main ports of call and covering some forty thousand nautical miles.
Key To Main Image:
1] Plastic Waste Crushing & Storage:
Recovered non-recyclable plastics (fine packagings, plastic bags, etc.) are shredded using grinders before being stored in the ship. A space of 20 cubic meters is dedicated to the storage of this future fuel, to enjoy the autonomy required for ocean crossings.
2] Plastic-To-fuel Unit:
Plastic flakes are converted into fuel by pyrolysis. This fuel supplies the generators that provide electricity to the vessel engines.
3] Solar Panels:
They provide the necessary energy for electronic equipment onboard and for the shredder used at each port of call to crush the plastic collected
4] Recycling Workshop Area
A panel of technologies will be embarked in order to either sort, recycle, or recover plastic waste into energy
To visit the Plastic Odyssey website to learn more – please click here.