"It is a brilliant system in its simplicity. When the outboard is in operation it sucks in and puts back tons of water in the sea to cool the thermal unit, but despite the fact that there are protection grids that prevent large pieces of wood or plastic that could damage it, however large quantities of microparticles enter.
The filtering and collection device selects the microplastic using the cooling water recirculation system and throws back into the sea water that is cleaner than the sucked one," said Suzuki commercial director.
The engine that cleans the sea of plastic
Microplastic collector and is a device for outboard motors that allows you to collect the microplastic present in sea water simply by browsing.
The project was previewed at the Genoa Boat Show by Suzuki Motor corporation, and will be on the market in 2021. Suzuki plans to introduce it as an option on its outboards starting from next year and subsequently to make it available as standard technology for its outboards.
The collection of microplastics in the sea through the Micro-Plastic Collector device is part of the Suzuki Clean Ocean project which includes environmental campaigns for the cleaning of oceans, rivers and lakes and the reduction of plastic packaging.
Meanwhile we told you as 11.5 million jobs in renewable energy worldwide: in a decisive sector in the coming years, there is a growing trend and more female employment, according to the report Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2020, published by the International Renewable Energy Agency.
In 2019 the jobs in the renewable energy industry reached 11.5 million, driven by solar photovoltaics which, alone, employs about 3.8 million people. Jobs in the contested biofuel industry closely follow photovoltaics, reaching 2.5 million.
Many of these jobs are in the agricultural supply chain, particularly in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The report notes that last year, 63% of all jobs in the renewable energy sector were registered in Asia, confirming the region's status as a market leader.
Jobs in the renewable energy sector have shown greater inclusion and a better gender balance than the fossil fuel industry. The report notes that women occupied 32% of total jobs in renewable energy in 2019, compared to 21% in fossil fuels.
The Annual Review 2020 highlights promising initiatives that revolve around professional training, curriculum creation, teacher training, the use of information and communication technologies, and the promotion of public-private partnerships And the recruitment of under-represented groups such as women.