They are recent inventions, practically fresh from the oven and still smoking, but without producing emissions. Therefore, it will be better to talk about five green inventions. All of them are low carbon and are as different as they are ingenious. Curious and, why not, some of them may even be called to be a revolutionary, nor are they the first, much less the last, to contribute to a better planet. It is simply an example of how ideas and their expression in concrete inventions, many of them commercialized, bustle. Others, on the other hand, in the prototype phase, waiting to be so.
Each has a green side that makes them beneficial to the planet. Some are functional for sustainable transport, another of them helps to decontaminate or, if you want, to purify aquatic ecosystems, while the last one allows us to grow vegetables throughout the year. It is what ecological inventions have, they arise to respond to problems or needs that require novel solutions. Their originality serves as a claim, thereby helping to raise awareness about the importance of a greener world as well as about how much new technologies can do to achieve it.
Its source is to propose solutions that, in addition to protecting the environment, are economically viable, help us save or even do business. As with many others, because in this of ecological inventions, fortunately, there is much competition. And, as always … time will have the last word! Next, in AgroCorrn we present these 5 eco-inventions that will surprise you .
- Floating power generating buoy
- Scooter with load
- Floating planters
- VanMoof, the connected bike
- Ikea micro garden
Floating power generating buoy
The floating buoys CorPower are designed to generate energy . At almost 8 meters wide, they can be considered mini generators that take advantage of the force of waves to produce clean electricity.
Its creators claim that up to 20 percent of the energy required by the planet could be obtained through this system. Its strong point, also according to these, is in its efficiency.
On the one hand, they are much smaller than similar ones, and on the other they are “five times more efficient than technologies that could be competitors.” Specifically, it is achieved by generating a high energy density by adding controlled phase oscillation.
The first tests in the open sea will be carried out later this year, although those carried out by its inventors, the Swedish company Corpower Ocean, in tanks have been promising.
Scooter with load
The sustainable transport is great potential with electric bicycles and scooters . If the electric bike is more interesting than the conventional one to travel longer distances, then in a way it can compete with the motorcycle or the car.
Scooters are also a green mobility option that is especially successful in urban settings. Folding scooters are very successful, and in general their small size and lightness are important advantages.
In this case, you can also move up to three times faster than walking, but also carrying a particularly heavy load, thanks to its front space to place a basket or any other package. The Urban Cargo Scooter is a crowdfunding project that is being funded through IndieGoGo.
These curious floating planters designed by Rowan Turham, an Australian creator who has named them Project Galada. They are modular floating planters that, on the one hand, purify the water , while allowing the plants to obtain water.
That is, they do not need irrigation and, for their part, they filter the water pollution. The idea is that they can also create a certain protection for the fish, in the same way that occurs with coral spaces, where they not only find a source of food, but also a refuge.
Being hooked to each other, they can form aesthetically very beautiful drawings. The project has been installed on the Yarra River in Melbourne and is showing good results in capturing pollution.
VanMoof, the connected bike
An electric bike that takes advantage of the new digital era to connect and, therefore, connect the cyclist with the bike, while providing information related to the physical activity carried out.
Among other things, the information on the remaining battery, the distance traveled or, for example, a locking system that is managed through its own application.
In addition to the 3G connection that allows remote control and geolocation, VanMoof has a simple design and hides inside all the elements that facilitate pedaling, as well as the battery, inserted in the frame. It takes 6 hours to charge and with it you can pedal for 120 km at a maximum speed of 32 km / hour. Equal parts minimalism, technology and Big Data.
Ikea micro garden
The hydroponic gardening has practiced a new way with a new kit released by Ikea. It is not an invention as such, but it is characterized by a simplicity that could well be defined as unprecedented. Its maintenance, according to Ikea practically consists of little more than maintaining the water level.
Of course, its mini size does not allow large harvests. It has been designed in collaboration with Swedish agricultural scientists and through the Krydda Vaxer series everything is provided to achieve germination and then maintain it in full. It is designed to grow lettuce and herbs of different types without the need for land, simply with water, as a good hydroponic crop.
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