[ETI] Energy Transport Interchange

AUTHOR: Christian Dimbleby

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CROSSLINKS:

Database:
[006][007][008]
[Ec07][In08][Pl06]
Prototypes: Scenario Games: Action Plan:
[AP06]
External:

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DESCRIPTION

The prototype attempts to create a new ‘green’ transport infrastructure system for the 21st Century. The prototype through combining programmes of energy generation to that of the transport hub and facilities, enables energy losses to be minimised. The prototype consists of several interlinking programmes;1. Waste Recovery
Wasted movement / kinetic energy from the users of the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge would be harnessed through an Energy Harvesting Road Surface, which would generate electricity from the micro-movement of the surface.

2. Fuel Generation
Hydrogen fuel would be produced on site through electrolysis splitting water into its components of hydrogen & oxygen through the use of electricity. This will then be stored and used to fuel a Hydrogen bus fleet for the local area.

3. Transport Interchange
A new communications link would be formed around the area, with the new hydrogen bus station acting as a hub to integrate with the existing and proposed DLR, Water Taxis, Crossrail, and cycle networks.
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BRANDING
The image of the Thames Gateway Bridge serving as a means of clean energy and green transport could encourage the take-up of other systems across the country which minimise waste and green house gas emissions.
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EARTH
The prototype is routed in the underbelly of the northern part of the Thames Gateway Bridge, which stretches from Beckton to Thamesmead.
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FLOW
The prototype harvest the flows of traditional transport routes to generate new forms of energy that create new and clean transport flows.
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INCORPORATION

New relationships will be formed as energy generators and transport departments come to work together. Also local residents will have a flexibility in accessing the local environment due to the new transport routes that will become available.