To reduce her footprint to a strict minimum, the Manta will be powered not only with automated riggings but also with propulsion units with propellers driven by electric motors.
The electrical power required for operating these riggings and electric motors will be supplied by on-board renewable energy equipment as well as by the waste-to-energy unit.
2 Darrieus wind generators
~2000 m² of solar panels
4 automated riggings
more than 2500m² of sails
1 waste-to-energy production unit
With her hybrid propulsion system, the Manta offers the necessary mobility to rapidly reach river mouths and estuaries where floating plastic waste is still concentrated by winds and currents and not broken down yet or didn’t begin their oceanic drift towards the “plastic continents”.
The Manta can also quickly operate anywhere in the world in case of natural disaster (hurricane, tsunami, etc.) in high density plastic pollution areas to collect floating macro-waste before they sink in the oceans.
To collect, sort, compact, store and convert plastic waste into energy.
The focus has been put on the waste collection system. The engineering consulting firms are concentrating their efforts to provide an innovative and efficient solution.
The collectors, between the two hulls, will have the capability to quickly bring waste on board towards the manual sorting unit.