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Princess Elisabeth, Antarctica


100% Renewable Energy Goal:
First "Zero Emission" Polar Research Station

The Belgian station, like all Antarctic research stations, contributes to science and to our understanding of the climate system of our planet. By bringing together existing technologies to be the first Antarctic station operating solely on renewable energies, this project shows that it is possible to achieve "zero emission" target everywhere.

The project has always had two main objectives:

  • To stress the importance of polar sciences by establishing a new scientific infrastructure in Antarctica for Belgian and International scientists;
  • To demonstrate that it is possible to build a “Zero Emission” station in a harsh and remote place such as Antarctica using existing materials and technologies - if it is possible there, it’s certainly possible anywhere else in the world.

Information: Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Polar Research Station

 


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