Earth 300 claims to be one hundred per cent carbon-free.
Entrepreneur Aaron Olivera, CEO of Earth 300 says he believes the vessel will help raise environmental awareness.
“We wanted the sphere to inspire whoever looks at it to save the planet,” Mr Olivera was quoted by Bloomberg as saying. “Imagine if we could build an object that would galvanize people around the planet.” He calls the ship “The Eiffel Tower of our generation.”
The vessel took six years to build and preapre.
It was designed for emissions-free sailing and will be powered by nuclear technology known as molten salt reactors (MSRs), however, it will at first run on synthetic green fuels until the reactors receive certification.
While the founders intend to provide spacious cabins, balcony and accommodation for staff to the rich, they alo want to provide scientists and explorers with modern technologies to carry out research and gather data using the ship’s equipment.
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