Converting garbage into biofuels may soon be a dream becoming truth. A
Japanese company is in fact currently investigating a way to turn onboard
garbage into energy to fuel the ships itself. The project, currently under study
by a company specialised in energy supply coming from unused resources, will
likely be developed through the ISOP system. This innovative system
decomposes organic waste using subcritical-water-treating technologies,
ultimately turning them into biofuels.
Thanks to the ISOP system, waste and garbage on vessels may easily become
raw material to fuel the vessels themselves. Not requiring waste segregation,
the system is most effective for flammable waste such as food ones or organic
sludge. What’s really innovative, moreover, is that the system is adaptable in
size, and movable versions are also being developed. In this way, the ISOP
could easily be accesible for almost any kind of vessel.
This is not the only Japanese attempt in converting garbage: another company
is also currently at work to develop a device to turn microplastics fished at sea
in energy products similar to wood pellets.
Could waste be the fuel of the future?