Presentation on theme: "RUNNER UP IN THE 2008 ST. ANDREW’S PRIZE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT COMPETITION FOOD AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT LIGHTWEIGHT, UNDERGROUND RAPID, PIPELINE-CAPSULE ROAD."— Presentation transcript:
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%
IS FTUBES NOVEL? YES ! – FTUBES USES UNIQUE FREE-FLOW-PIPES TECHNOLOGY & computer-control software to enable “The Transport Internet”
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.
In all conditions – day or night… Delivery can be guaranteed
Food freight uses 25% of all trucks and vans on the roads and railways.
Croydon, LONDON, UK – 130,000 households. AN 80 Km LOOP WILL REDUCE CROYDON’S DAILY GRIDLOCKS.
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.
Next - circuits will supply supermarkets in Europe and America.
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.
NO-DIG TECHNOLOGY MODERN 2009/10 METHODS LAY PIPES IN CITIES WITH LITTLE SURFACE DISRUPTION.
FTUBES uses lightweight capsules 2 metres (6ft) long x 1 metre (3ft) high; propelled by …Linear Induction Motors at 5 kph to 100 kph
Linear Induction Motor. A LIM is an electric motor flattened out. Instead of going round & round; it pushes things forwards (and backwards)
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.
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”
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.
THE FOODTUBES PROJECT, OXFORD, UK. GOOGLE “FOODTUBES” Co-ordinator – Noel HODSON Tel Technical director - Professor FW Taylor Physics, Oxford. Financial – Project Team - Engineering