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Bjarke Ingels launches crowdfunding campaign for steam ring generator

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BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has begun to crowdfund to realise his steam ring system for the practice’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen

The Danish architect hopes to raise $15,000 by the 13 September and has already managed to reach $2,455 in donations from more than 50 backers.

For $100 donors can have their names engraved on the final steam ring generator prototype or for $10,000 one lucky backer will have the opportunity to join Ingels at the opening of the Copenhagen power plant.

The stacks at the waste-to-energy power plant will blow out a steam ring 21m in diameter every time a tonne of CO2 is released into the atmosphere.

According to BIG this will ‘act as a reminder to the city of the environmental impacts of consumption’.

The practice has already tested two prototypes of the steam ring generator creating rings of steam a tenth the size of the proposed final outcome.

It plans to build a third and final prototype before the final version is installed at the power station.

Due to complete in 2017, the plant which incorporates a ski slope on its roof, will treat 400,000 tonnes of waste annually, generating power for 50,000 households with another 120,000 receiving district heating from the plant.

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