Cool Concept: Hydrogenase by Vincent Callebaut


With the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, moving off fossil fuels has been a hot topic. So, the question remains: What could possibly replace oil in the decades to come?

By 2030, Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut envisions an algae-producing airship that is 100% emission-free and powered by seaweed. Called “Hydrogenase,” the self-sufficient organic transport system is capable of generating hydrogen gas without consuming land needed for crops or forests.

Each Hydrogenase airship is covered with flexible photovoltaic cells and features 20 wind turbines. The interior spaces provide room for housing, offices, scientific laboratories, and entertainment, and a series of vegetable gardens that provide a source of food while recycling waste.

Acccording to Callebaut, the vertical aircraft provides “a clean and ethic mobility to meet the needs of the population en distress touched by the natural and sanitary catastrophes, and all that without any runway. Its architecture is subversive and fundamentally critic towards the ways of living of our contemporary society that we have to reinvent totally.”

More Amazing Works by Vincent Callebaut:
Dragonfly Vertical Farm: New York (10 pics)
Whale-Shaped Floating Garden Purifies Water (9 pics)

Vincent Callebaut's website
via archdaily, inhabitat, , dezeen

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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