Hull based Cybertraining.co.uk has submitted a nomination to the innovator/08 awards after developing artificial trees which generate energy as they sway to wind and vehicle movement.
Yorkshire Forward’s innovator/08 recognise forward thinking in Yorkshire and Humber technology companies.
Hull based Cybertraining is working with Hull University on its trees, which can be used to power street lighting and environmental property developments. It is already receiving interest from a real estate broker and councillor from the west coast of the US. A full-scale swaying demonstrator comprising six trees and lawn sprinkler systems is to be built and exported.
The market potential for this innovation includes US landowners requiring functional decorative greening after forest fires, councils who want self-sufficient street-lighting, camouflage for industrial processes including fuel companies requiring pipelines, odour-free sewage processing and open air composting solutions.
The production of green wind energy is just one of the generator tree’s functions. The company claim it also prevents negative effects of global warming including anti-desertification, irrigation, topsoil erosion, insect swarms and forest fire prevention.