To reach the 1.5-degree goal in the Paris Agreement, each of us must not account for more than 1 ton of man-made CO2/year in 2030 and go net zero before 2050. Bjurtech aims for Freepower to be climate neutral from the factory and through its entire life cycle until end of life and recycling. We call it sustainable design!
Design sketch & animation of the electric boat Freepower® Solar Boat, MVP. Design made by Pivot Industridesign
Sustainable engineering & product design
From the first brushstroke, Freepower is designed to reduce climate impact. The basic philosophy is to design the boat for long life and be multifunctional. It maximizes the time to recycling and reduces the need for more boat types in the market.
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To reduce CO2 emissions from transport, we choose to produce and install Freepower locally in Norway. It is logical and logistical considering that the aluminum, driveline, bottom paint and software are developed and produced locally in Norway. Even wreck plastic is a local natural resource. The power is produced locally in the boat that would otherwise need to be distributed via charging infrastructure.
The electric driveline and the tough materials in Freepower require minimal maintenance which makes it easy to own a boat. It's not just nature that likes it.
Sustainable life cycle
We have carefully selected materials. The materials used in Freepower must both withstand a tough maritime environment for many years and at the same time create the least possible CO2 footprint. Not only during the materials' own lifespan in Freepower but also during future lives and in their value chains.
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If we want to continue to stay in nature in the future, we must adapt technology to the conditions of nature and its physical laws. Through sustainable design, Freepower eliminates climate footprints, sound pollution, surges and emissions. We become one with nature.