Category Archives: Cleantech

Boating and COP21 Paris Agreement

                                       COP21. What Is It? 

COP21 Paris logoWhile you may not have heard much of the recent ratification of the COP21 Paris Agreement, this world treaty holds great promise for IntelliJet. The US now has a treaty obligation to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% in 10 years, effective November 4, 2016, and we expect IntelliJet to be at the forefront.

Reducing CO2 emissions results from reducing fuel consumption.  Cars get 10x better fuel mileage than boats, making boats an obvious target for CO2 emission reductions.  Our peer-reviewed papers demonstrate that IntelliJet is uniquely able to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% in boats.

Published data shows two million recreational boats ripe for repowering with IntelliJet systems, and millions more can be replaced by new IntelliJet boats, to achieve a 25% carbon reduction in boats.

The demand for increased range in patrol boats and military craft also works for IntelliJet’s unique combination of fuel efficiency and performance.

Key points:

  • Current EPA regulation of boats fall short of COP21 requirements.
  • They have the effect of extending the useful (or rather, counterproductive) life of old, inefficient, polluting boats.
  • The current regulations also negatively affect the sale of new, cleaner boats.
  • Cars and trucks get 10x better fuel mileage than recreational boats, new or used.
  • This problem is inescapable, as boats will be the very last vehicles to be electric, due to the prohibitive weight and cost of the required battery capacity at 5-10x the requirements for cars.

See:

  1. Our DRAFT EPA White Paper on reducing carbon emissions in recreational boats. Recreational Boating and COP21 Paris Agreement

  2. The Maritime Executive MagazineLow Carbon Study Ready for MEPC 70″

Cleantech and 2015 Traction

2015 has been a good year for us. And we are now alumni of the Cleantech Open Pacific Northwest.

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We feel we can contribute to solving the global impact of fast boats and ships, in recreational boats, military and unmanned applications. We particularly look forward to working with the electric motor community.

Please see our one-page 2015 Progress Report  –
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  • March:  American Society of Naval Engineers Click Here
  • April:  Marine Propulsion Magazine (UK) –  IntelliJet nominated for Innovation Award by editors
  • July: Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) –Click Here
  • August:  Office of Naval Research Poster  Click Here
  • September:  2015 Defense Innovation Challenge – Approved and ranked “high-interest” for Showcase Display at http://defenseinnovation.us/
  • October: Cleantech Accelerator Program, Pacific NW Region
    Accepted into program in May, 2015 and “graduated” October, 2015. Paper – Boats: Technology Laggards of Transportation Industry – Click Here

Accepted into Cleantech Accelerator!

cleantechsectiona1b3db6113c7363bfaf9a65667cbde6eab84b0b6Cleantech Open 2015 Accelerator Program
We find, fund, and foster the most promising cleantech startups on the planet.

I attended the National Academy WEST, a 3-day boot camp in CA, and was impressed by fellow attendees as well as notable speakers such as Guy Kawasaki, Michael Eckhardt, and Bill Reichert.

We are now enjoying the collaborative culture associated with CleanTech Alliance Washington that works to connect startups with people and resources to accelerate their success.

Latest:

Paper
Boats: Technology Laggards of the Transportation Industry
Why can’t a boat be more like a plane… a car…a refrigerator… or even a washing machine? All of them are more energy efficient through the use of electronically controlled, variable-speed drives.

Poster
Boats Can Be Cleantech, Too – The Evolution of Efficiency