2016

November 2016

November 2016

Project Venice is featured in Eureka! Magazine

Eureka! Magazine have published an in-depth feature on Project Venice.

Source: Eureka! November 2016
www.eurekamagazine.co.uk


October 2016

October 2016

Project Venice is featured on Southampton Connects

Dennis and Professor Suleiman Sharkh discuss Project Venice, engine technology, the challenges of sustainable innovation and the importance of University-industry links in the quarterly alumni e-Magazine from the University of Southampton.


Southampton Launches Sustainability Week

Southampton launched its first Sustainability Week. Hannah Quinn took to the water to see one of the ways climate change could be tackled closer to home.


Speak Up Week of Action 2016

REAPsystems' electric boat rides feature in "Speak UP Week of Action" video by Christian Aid.


That's Solent TV "Southampton Hybrid Boat On Water For First Time"

That's Solent TV came along when we fired the engine up for the first time on 19.08.2016.


September 2016

September 2016

Maritime Journal "Hybrid transformation"

The article reports on a Venice water taxi "on the way to being transformed from a dirty, exhaust-belching anachronism into a robust, high-tech hybrid", followed by a deeper insight into technical challenges to obtain flexibility, reliability and easy operation of the REAPsystems' hybrid drive system.


Daily Echo printed "Innovation set to save historic city"

We have featured again in the printed Daily Echo, this time with our crowdfunding initiative, following the article about Project Venice published on 26/04/2016. Supporters are invited to donate just £100 to be part of the test run process when it takes place in Southampton in August 2016.


July 2016

July 2016

Daily Echo online "The revolutionary innovation developed in Southampton set to save historic 'floating city' of Venice"

Following the article about Project Venice published in the printed Daily Echo newspaper on 26/04/2016, we have featured again in the e-newspaper version, this time with our crowdfunding initiative. Supporters are invited to donate just £100 to be part of the test run process when it takes place in Southampton in August 2016.


June 2016

June 2016

New Atlas "Venice's water taxis may be going green" 

"(...) These watercraft are all equipped with diesel engines that spew exhaust and make a racket, creating both air and noise pollution. With this situation in mind, engineers from University of Southampton spin-off company REAPsystems are developing hybrid engines that could be swapped in."


June 2016

June 2016

University of Southampton Science Park "Science Park supports conservation area"

Southampton Science Park, the University of Southampton and REAPsystems joined forces to create an electric quad bike for use by Chilworth Conservation Area’s working groups and the Science Park team.


June 2016

June 2016

Wholegrain Digital Podcast "The Challenges of Sustainable Innovation"

"Talking to Tom Greenwood, Dennis shares his frustration at the disconnect between climate science and business, discusses the challenges of sustainable innovation, entrepreneurship and the impact of tax structures on business. He also talks about how to attract people to ventures that are less lucrative but have a longer term positive impact in the world."


June 2016

June 2016

Electric Vehicle Conversion - quad bike from petrol to electric 

We have sponsored the planning and production of an electric quad bike conversion by a team of students at Southampton University.


BBC "A weekly round-up of the best local independent television from around the UK"

The report "Hybrid Engines Developed in Southampton for Venice Water Taxis" by That's Solent TV about our Project Venice was featured in a BBC round-up of the best of local TV.


BBC "EU Referendum: Small and medium-sized enterprises"

Dennis Doerffel discusses how the UK's EU membership enables us to work effectively with customers and suppliers in Europe.


June 2016

June 2016

Engineering and Technology Magazine "Green engine system to power Venetian water taxis" 

Project Venice has featured in Engineering and Technology Magazine, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, as providing cleaner, greener transport in the lagoon city of Venice and more.


June 2016

June 2016

Phys.org "A green transport revolution for Venice"

Prof. Suleiman M Sharkh, Professor of Power Electronics Machines and Drives within Engineering and the Environment, has played a key role in creating partnership between the University of Southampton and REAPsystems to provide cleaner, greener transport for Venice and elsewhere.


June 2016

June 2016

University of Southampton News "A green transport revolution for Venice"

Prof. Suleiman M Sharkh, Professor of Power Electronics Machines and Drives within Engineering and the Environment, has played a key role in creating partnership between the University of Southampton and REAPsystems to provide cleaner, greener transport for Venice and elsewhere.


April 2016

April 2016

Green4Sea "Project Venice to embrace electric power"

REAPsystems are featured as a renewable energy propulsion specialist who will launch the hybrid-drive taxi boat this summer in Venice to coincide with new legislation concerning pollution from waterborne traffic.


April 2016

April 2016

GreenPort "Cleaner greener water taxis"

REAPsystems are featured as a renewable energy propulsion specialist who are applying their knowledge and experience to convert the current fleet in Venice lagoon into cleaner, greener transport. 


Daily Echo "Hybrid plan to reduce impact of water taxis"

Project Venice is featured in the Daily Echo on 26/04/2016. The benefits of the hybrid electric engine to Venetian people and architecture are highlighted along with our vision to roll out this technology into other areas and markets.


That's Solent TV "Hybrid Engines Developed In Southampton For Venice Water Taxis"

Highlights of the report include REAPsystems' fresh approach to igniting the technology by demonstrating the prototype taxi boat to the public & local authorities, demonstrating the considerable benefits of the hybrid systems while collecting feedback from users to influence the regulations and enable the uptake of other markets. The report then featured in a BBC programme of the best of local TV.


April 2016

April 2016

Professional Mariner "REAPsystems deploying 'drop-in' hybrid propulsion in Venice"

An overview of Project Venice from how REAPsystems took up the challenge and why we have chosen Venice, to the spec and benefits of REAPsystems' drop-in Hybrid drive. Professional Mariner is a US based magazine serving owners and operators of commercial maritime vessels of all types in the US and Canada.


April 2016

April 2016

LoToNo "Hybrid drive taxi boats for Venice lagoon"

At the very initial stage of Project Venice back to December 2015, REAPsystems gratefully received financial support from Fareham based LoToNo Team. The LoToNo Innovation Voucher has enabled us to afford a good quality second-hand water taxi from Venice and get it shipped to the UK awaiting design and installation of the hybrid drive. “LoToNo support allowed us to bring this work forward and kick start the move from theory to practice," said Dr Dennis Doerffel.


April 2016

April 2016

Maritime Journal "Hybrid 'drop-in' could break industry hold up"

Project Venice 2016 and our crowdfunding idea are featured on Maritime Journal. Technical aspects of the boat and its hybrid drive systems are presented along with Dennis' explanation on how they would be able to satisfy Venice's sceptics. 


February 2016

February 2016

Maritime Journal "Dennis Doerffel: REAP Systems"

In an interesting interview by Maritime Journal, Dr Dennis Doerffel pointed out that many organisations are depreciating the level of system integration when it comes to battery design, build and management. He also reveals an exciting project by REAP that promises to provide all kinds of boat builders with realistic, cost-effective and sustainable alternatives, so that "a yard or owner could pick out what’s needed from options offered by a number of manufacturers, and be comfortable that the whole thing will sit happily together”.