This initiative aims to replace environmentally harmful and unsafe tropical-wood boats with lightweight and unsinkable boats. Made with locally recycled plastics, they are also optimised for e-mobility propulsion.
E-Wave will become a partner in a production facility for Polyethylen (PE) Rotational Moulding in Kenya in 2022.The successful market and feasibility study confirms a large demand, especially for fishing boats and water treatment facilities. In the production process, mainly locally recycled PE material will be used.
Development and next steps
This project is still in the middle of it´s development cycle. The studies were financed with own and external funds.
2020 - launch market and feasibility studies on new e-mobility boat types for Fisheries Africa launched.
2021 -Studies on the introduction of PE plastic boats for electric propulsion on Lake Victoria finalized.
2021 - 2022 - R&D Boat design and production optimization. Development of Partnerships.
2022 – 2023 - start of serial boat production in Kenya.
Traditional boats from tropical wood further deforestation. They are cumbersome to propell and become dangerous to use with increasing age.
Locally recycled plastics will be used to the highest degree possible. The boats will be completely recycable.
If a new initiative is to take root and grow, it must offer real improvements for all stakeholders in key aspects:
- It must be simple, profitable and affordable for a large target group
- It must be economically viable for the investors who pre-fund the initiative and
- it must be ecologically sustainable for our planet.