Plastics Recycling at Sea - The Heartship Programme
Plastics Recycling at Sea - The Heartship Programme - Nereus Class Ships
The Heartship Programme is a connected Programme of Research, Development and Implementation tasks, with the ultimate intention of creation a Nereus Class of Ships, enabling a Ship-borne, Continuous-at-Sea Plastics Recycling capability. The aim of the Heartship capability is to form a proactive, leading-edge backbone to the global task of cleaning the oceans of waste plastic. The Heartship concepts will be embodied in Nereus class ships.
The Heartship Programme has a number of core subsidiary work-threads, or key subsystems; for example: - Naval Architecture - Energy Harvesting, Distribution and Management (MHEPS) - Ship Propulsion - Waste Plastic Harvesting - Waste Plastic Detection, Filtering and Sorting - Waste Plastic Processing - Autonomous Capabilities - Command and Control Systems and BLOS Datalinks - Safety, Regulatory, Governmental and Political Considerations
The Marine Hybrid Electric Propulsion System (MHEPS) project concerns the Heartship Work Threads, - Energy Harvesting, Distribution and Management and Ship Propulsion, is currently seeking MarriUK EoI Funding under the Clean Maritime Call. The MHEPS project itself is an enabling project to Heartship, designing and trialling a persistent-propulsion design for Boat or Ship propulsion, based entirely on renewable energy and zero-carbon-emission technologies. The MHEPS subsystems will be scalable by design.