Bernardete Conçalves Castro
Bernardete Conçalves Castro graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and obtained her PhD in Sustainable Product Design at Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. After being a Lecturer at the Rotterdam Engineering Bachelor University, she joined Royal IHC in 2006 and is presently Project Manager R&D, MTI Holland BV specialised in drive technology, materials fatigue and sustainability, including LCA (Life Cycle Assessment). She also advises the Intellectual Property department.
Articles By Bernardete Conçalves Castro
The growing awareness of the need for diversified energy sources has collided with the maritime industry. Research initiative JOULES was created to assess the viability of a vessel being 100 per cent green by increasing efficiency and reducing emissions.
Since dredging equipment is the source of emissions, shipbuilders and equipment manufacturers must help develop clean technologies that address total energy consumption.