Project Seanergy Foundation

Nobel Prize Pachauri salutes Seanergy initiative

Posted on: July 2, 2009

From the desktop of Stefan Bumbaru

Mr. Al Gore and Mr. Rajendra Pachauri receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Sweden. (Source: http://www.msnbc.com)

In early 2008, I sent Mr. Rajendra Pachauri a long email presenting the Project Seanergy.

Mr. Pachauri is head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Mr. Al Gore.

Pachauri is also Director-General for The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Below is the said email, followed by his reply.

Initial email by Stefan BUMBARU

Montreal, February 15, 2008

Mr. Rajendra Pachauri
Chairman of IPCC

Mr. Pachauri,

GCast is an independent think-tank, which I founded in 2007, specialized in planning the implementation of new technologies within the market, focusing on green and renewable energies.

I am pleased to present to you one of our latest concepts: Seanergy.

Seanergy’s vision is the development of the Northwest Passage by full-spectrum implementation and use of green energies —mainly hydrogen— to create the modern worlds first green industrial zone.

Receding Polar icecaps represent a major concern among scientific and public authorities, and a challenge of unprecedented scale for many countries. It implies the gradual opening of maritime routes and a year round access to tidal energy resources in the Arctic. Therefore, the means and needs to develop innovative energy procurement chains in replacement of fossil fuels must be targeted and developed.

The Seanergy Project is an action plan specifically designed to define economically beneficial and environmentally sound approaches and means to achieve a sustainable development of the lower Arctic Circle.

The forthcoming prospect of developing the Arctic Passage using earth-friendly resources will help preserve the pristine cultural and natural qualities of one of the Earth’s last frontiers and will generate a large amount of economic opportunities. It also has the potential to become a viable alternative model of practice to compete against current practices, now proven to be unsustainable and damaging to the Earth.

Economic opportunities seldom come without environmental challenges. On the other hand, we believe, as you surely do, that environmental challenges always bring along economic opportunities. As we look forward to moving the Seanergy Project in its first phase of implementation, we realize the size of the challenge of bringing such a proposal on a broader agenda within a dedicated organizational structure.

Success in this ambitious endeavour could herald new standards of energy use. The efficiency of our model would ensure its replication on a worldwide scale, for the shared benefit of people, industries, our planet and its ecosystems. Change is both possible and urgently needed.

Seanergy will benefit to the decision-makers who will promote it and help it attain its stated goals.

It is obvious that the territorial issues concerning the Arctic regions and its future development are beyond any government’s jurisdiction. We are convinced that the IPCC can help us act on the elements of solutions you mentioned in your presentation from Valencia (page 9).

By providing much needed resources to launch the Seanergy Foundation and support Phase One activities, the IPCC will:

  • benefit from further integration of international networks of organizations, research centers and industries around Seanergy.
  • further promote the role of IPCC as a key player, an element of change and a leader in green energies and environmental issues.
  • ensure that companies worldwide will be able to provide support and resources required to answer the needs of the corporations that will adopt our concept.

We therefore request your help and support and ask you to introduce our initiative to any delegates or organization it may concern and that could either provide appropriate information or logistical support to the Seanergy Foundation.

Please refer to the attached document or our online presence for further details and information.

Respectfully yours,

Stefan Bumbaru
President, Gcast

Mr. Rajendra PACHAURI’s reply

Dear Mr. Bumbaru,

Thank you for your email of 15 February 2008 and for sharing information on Seanergy. I shall try my best to bring this concept to the attention of those in authority and to those who would be willing to provide you with the necessary support and direction. Meanwhile, may I wish you the very best in all your activities.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,
R. K. Pachauri

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Project SEANERGY Foundation’s vision is the development of the Arctic Passage by full-spectrum implementation and use of green energies — mainly hydrogen — to create the modern worlds First Green Industrial Zone.

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