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RUNNER UP IN THE 2008 ST. ANDREW’S PRIZE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT COMPETITION FOOD AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT LIGHTWEIGHT, UNDERGROUND RAPID, PIPELINE-CAPSULE ROAD.

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1 RUNNER UP IN THE 2008 ST. ANDREW’S PRIZE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT COMPETITION FOOD AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT LIGHTWEIGHT, UNDERGROUND RAPID, PIPELINE-CAPSULE ROAD HAULAGE COSTS AT A FRACTION OF CARRYING GOODS IN AND WASTE OUT REDUCES ANNUAL CO 2 BY 8%

2 IS FTUBES NOVEL? YES ! – FTUBES USES UNIQUE FREE-FLOW-PIPES TECHNOLOGY & computer-control software to enable “The Transport Internet”

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4 The Cargo-Capsules weigh 1/50 th of equivalent trucks and use only 10% of the energy. Trucks waste 92% of their diesel to move their own weight.

5 In all conditions – day or night… Delivery can be guaranteed

6 Food freight uses 25% of all trucks and vans on the roads and railways.

7 Croydon, LONDON, UK – 130,000 households. AN 80 Km LOOP WILL REDUCE CROYDON’S DAILY GRIDLOCKS.

8 EASY START THE FIRST FTUBE CIRCUITS MAY BE SURFACE LOOPS SUPPORTING CORPORATE EXPLORATION IN REMOTE REGIONS. FTUBES are more eco-friendly and economic than road building.

9 Next - circuits will supply supermarkets in Europe and America.

10 CIVIL ENGINEERING LAYING PIPES IS EASIER & CHEAPER THAN CONTINUALLY REPAIRING DAMAGED ROADS AND TRACKS. Globally, there are about 1 million kilometres of wide-bore water, oil and gas pipes City of London, UK.

11 NO-DIG TECHNOLOGY MODERN 2009/10 METHODS LAY PIPES IN CITIES WITH LITTLE SURFACE DISRUPTION.

12 FTUBES uses lightweight capsules 2 metres (6ft) long x 1 metre (3ft) high; propelled by …Linear Induction Motors at 5 kph to 100 kph

13 Linear Induction Motor. A LIM is an electric motor flattened out. Instead of going round & round; it pushes things forwards (and backwards)

14 LIMs are very reliable & powerful. 0 to 100 kph. in 2.2 secs LIMs are used in exciting ways. LIMs are used in exciting ways.

15 FTUBES HAS DONE ITS SUMS. 5 million homes - Greater London - financial model. Annual Revenues $2.3 Billion - Profits $1.7 Billion $5 per cargo-capsule journey. 70% net profits - IRR 22.35% 24 hours – 7 days a week – 360 days a year. London CO2 saved: 10.7 million tonnes A solid-state, long-term, infrastructure investment. SEE THE MODEL ON-LINE: GOOGLE “FOODTUBES”

16 FTUBES is electrically powered. all the electricity can eventually be produced by clean, green, lean energy technologies: WIND, WATER, WAVE, SOLAR, GEO-THERMAL etc. FTUBES clear the roads. FTUBES clear the roads.

17 THE FOODTUBES PROJECT, OXFORD, UK. GOOGLE “FOODTUBES” Co-ordinator – Noel HODSON Tel Technical director - Professor FW Taylor Physics, Oxford. Financial – Project Team - Engineering


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