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StarrPort, an environmentally-friendlier airport with its 123 patent-pending technologies, and other inventions of Jim Starry are here to serve humanity and the planet. We will share some information on basic concepts (here on this site) to get you inspired.

Jim Starry decided to give information about some basic concepts for free, and some for almost nothing because he/we would like YOU to play a part in spreading and demanding the solutions. (Of course, Jim Starry needs to be contracted for practical work-out and implementation, and paid for his groundbreaking work on a professional basis.)

Jim Starry's inventions can (in his own words) clean the air, water, land, and bring a healthy planet within 10 years. The person missing is YOU - speaking the solutions. Tell / discuss with three other people about it, and ask them to tell three more. In this way, it will be a co-operative effort, and YOU are part of it.

We will set up an information newsletter which will be sent on request. Inquiries via info@recyclus.com

(Upcoming:) We will offer a donation-based subsite where you can get three different solution-packed spreads in a compact 2-page format (for US$ 3,- each):

1- an energy-efficient building concept
2- Environmental Communication
3- a more in-depth overview of the StarrPort

A significant article by Gary Stoller was published in USA Today once more, as Cover story on Monday 18th December 2006.

The relevant part on StarrPort under the heading 'No easy solutions' towards the end reads:

University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda, who consulted in the design of airports in Detroit, Bangkok, Brazil and the Philippines, says a new approach to airport design could reduce emissions.

He said he sees merit in an untried design by Illinois inventor Jim Starry, who conceived the design while flying back to the USA from England in the early 1980s.

Starry envisions parallel runways &emdash; on an upward slant for landing and a downward slant for takeoff &emdash; leading jets directly onto, or off, the roof of a circular passenger terminal and parking garage. The design, which was first proposed by Starry to the FAA in the mid-1980s, reduces a jet's taxi time, cutting emissions and saving fuel.

"I see brilliance in the ideas," says Kasarda, who plans to work with Starry to refine his design and make it commercially viable.

Link http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2006-12-18-jet-pollution-usat_x.htm

(by the way: Recyclus initiated the contact between John Kasarda and Jim Starry after reading a FastCompany article in the July/August 2006 issue no 107 'Rise of the Aerotropolis')

A meeting at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in January 2007 was the result:



(13 January 04)

The biggest newspaper of America, USA Today, featured Jim Starry and the Starrport concept in a cover article in the Money section on Monday 12 January 2004. The link to the relevant webpage is


with an interactive and informative Flash graphic of the Starrport design at:


Jim Starry was featured with another invention of his, (the STEM which is adapted comparable to the PremAir system in most Volvo and some new BMW car models, see Credentials next page) in the 2004 FastCompany Fast 50 challenge. I did submit an entry about Jim under the headline: 'I gave 10 % of my Invention. Imagine it All!'. This led to a short item on StarrPort by Heath Row in January 2005:


(A credentials list on Jim Starry was placed initially on 25 May 03, see next page)
StarrPort Solutions (some points from a recent leaflet):

1- Underground 8-lane highways (north/south, east/west) for specific airlines. Heat from autos removes snow and ice from runways. Under terminal: continuous, non-stopping mass transit operates in conjunction with 8-lane north-south, east-west entrances.

2- Continued airport expansion possible - not permitted with airports, designed with existing above ground auto entrances. Since traffic enters under terminal, major circling airport roads don' t restrict airport expansion.

3- Parking directly under departing gate - elevator transports passengers from parking to departing aircraft dlrectly above. Parking under terminal eliminates shuttles from parking to terminal. Elevator tubes are an integral part of the structure under the runways.

4- Multiple floors under runway structure decrease construction cost per square foot (give 20 usable floors). Multi-use floors are alternated with parking. Enormous commercial area under runways will ensure rapid payback of construction costs.

5- Dome structure is architecturally strongest. Bottom connection makes airport an isoIated structure: not affected by surface expansion. Loads stretch surface so expansion joints aren't needed.

6- Windows for light and heat absorption double as runway delineation lights.

7- Aircraft repair facilities located under runway.

8- Heated fuel storage. Heated fuel transfers heat to wing tanks for deicing.

9- lncline/decline runway systems allow the full length of the runway to be visible to arriving and departing aircraft. Pilots favor this. Decline allows quicker takeoffs, eliminating delay. lncline landing eliminates time waste associated with long taxi distances as terminal is directly under runways.

10- Aircraft delineation lines determine where different size aircraft set down - light planes closer in; heavy, fast planes use more of incline. Runway-controlled rate of rise. Aircraft maintains level flight and runway rises to meet aircraft.

11- Triangular depression in runway automatically centers aircraft on runway while trapping and directing rain and snow melt to evaporator holding tanks. Deicing agents are kept from entering ground water.

12- Commuter airlines land between majors. shortening passenger transfer time and reducing fuel waste.

13- Side by side runways allow multiple landings divided by appropriate FAA separation. Aircraft proceed a straight line - landing and taking off with the shortest taxi deviation.

14a- Aircraft wheels have motor-generators that slow all aircraft on landing and accelerate them on takeoff. Jet noise is eliminated on touch-down. During takeoff aircraft is reaccelerated without engines until forward velocity makes engines burn efficiently. Taxi is accomplished on wheel motors eliminating terminal noise until just before liftoff.

14b- Electric wheel motor generators pre-rotate to assist in landing, eliminating shock and wheel destruction. Assist in aircraft deceleration during aborted flight conditions.

These are but a few highlights of the 123 (patent-pending since 1987) innovations of the StarrPort.

We added a blog - http://recyclus-com.blogspot.com - connected to this website, for sustainable solutions in different fields. If you are aware of or have convincing, simple, and affordable projects for an environmentally-friendlier future, you are invited to share them there.
Get inspired to contribute or react in any way (see bottom).

Jim Starry was in the Netherlands / Europe from 18th - 30th April '06.

Recyclus (Freed Schmitter) and Jim Starry were present with a booth at the second 'Aviation and Environment Summit' from 24th - 26th April '06 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel next to the Genève Airport in Switzerland.
Organized by ATAG, IATA, ACI, CANSO and ICCAIA, five key organizations of the aviation industry.
See us mentioned: Photos - page 7 and 13.

ATAG, the Air Transport Action Group, see http://www.atag.org

Recyclus was then present and made new contacts at the Conference: 'Safe, Secure and Sustainable Air Transport in Open Skies', 24-26 May '06 sponsored by ICAO, Worldbank and ATAG
and a
Colloquium on Aviation Emissions 14-16 May '07 at the headquarter of ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal.



Recyclus is promoting the projects and inventions of Jim Starry worldwide.

One of his most convincing plans is to re-engineer airports. 30 years of activity as a concerned environmental engineer are topped by his designs for airports built on one third of the space, costing only half, and saving millions gallons of fuel each year.

The most striking feature of his StarrPort is to build the landing strips inclined. This is not new, some airports in tight areas have this adapted due to their natural environment. Also in the mountains for instance, it is common to land uphill and take off downhill.

copyright: ED-ED (Economic Development through Environmental Designs) - Jim Starry
The new point is to do this on purpose. Decades of dedicated research brought a rich harvest of other beneficial ideas. They allow - in combination with other supporting measures - to save some 300 million gallons of fuel per airport - per year!
The highly esteemed publication WorldWatch Magazine published a 12 page article on his insights in their July/August 2001 issue. The original article is available for free when subscribing, or can be downloaded as a PDF file for US$ 4. - A link to a simplified version with the full text is at the bottom of this page.

Inspired by the genius of Jim Starry, Recyclus meets with different possible stakeholders to introduce his insights to a targeted audience.
Lectures are scheduled on StarrPort, and on Mass Transit Systems. Businesses, government agencies, organizations, NGO's, political or other interested parties can commission an insightful (series of) presentation/s by Jim Starry.

We propose a three-day presentation.
Day one: StarrPort with a closer look at some of its 123 (patent-pending since 1987) features.
Day two: StarrTran mass transport running on 1/20 of the energy of usual systems. (backed by Harvard Study)
Day three: Your specific situation analyzed, questions answered and profitable solutions outlined.
Fee: US$ 3.000,- per day, plus expenses (subject to change).

Airport boards or advisors: Jim Starry's consultancy fee is (for the first StarrPort) US$ 1 million per 1.000 (daily) flights plus 10% of the annual fuel savings, paid monthly for ten years. For the second, this will be 2 mio per 1.000 f/d, plus 10% as above. Call us for more details and to schedule a first meeting (subject to change).


(Dates of public events will be announced via the blog.)


Some Links:

A one page introduction article by Jim Starry is at:

The original 12-page WorldWatch Magazine July/August 2001 article is available for free when subscribing, or can be downloaded as a PDF file for US$ 4 at the website http://www.worldwatch.org
In a simplified layout, the same article is directly accessible at:
http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et0901/et0901s2.html (San Diego EarthTimes, September 2001)

Look for articles on Jim Starry by Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl: http://www.rockrivertimes.com 



Our e-mail and contact details are:

freed @ recyclus.com
Recyclus.com, P.O. Box 63123, NL-1005 LC Amsterdam, Phone/Fax +3120 - 683 9606

jim @ earthwiseint.com
Jim Starry's new website
www.earthwiseint.com - Cellphone USA, +1-815-499-1267

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