Plastic pollution, an environmental tragedy
of plastic wastes are recycled
of plastic wastes are burned
of plastic wastes end up in landfill or environement
million tons of plastics waste ends up in seas every year
plastic litter before it reaches deep seas
recycled marine plastics through DFR approach (Design From Recycling)
Systems & Solutions
Collector anchored in rivers and costal currents
Collector towed by local fishing boats
Ship fitted with collector and recycling machine
Ship fitted with recycling machine
ReCleanSea success factors
Solutions based on existing tools
This existing collector is 18m wide and has been used in ports, bays, towed by small ships or anchored in rivers. The French Navy owns 150 of them as a first line of defense to prevent oil pollution.
Our super wide collector is scaleable thanks to parts that are 100m-wide each, which allows it to reach 500m in width and 700 in length.
An experienced team
Part of the teams have been fishermen operating trawlers in north Atlantic.
Others have conducted seismic surveys with vessels towing immenses camera to image the subsoil of the oceans (camera can be up to 1.5 km wide and 12 km long).
Additionaly, we have in house various type of expertise: layers, computer systems, communication. This allows us to minimize subcontracting costs during the first phases of the project.
We are heading to operations that have never been done before. Our industrial maritime background and our fishing experience will allow us to imagine and design an efficient collector, and will drive us to innovative ways of operating our tools and processing the collected plastics. We’ll keep thinks as simple as possible because we know that offshore everything is more difficult. We know that our oceans are fragile ecosystems, which nevertheless put human technology under stress.
Design & studies
The first phase consist in the detailed studies and engineering:
- scalble super wide collector
- intergation of the collector onboard a ship and operation (for the POC)
- cleaning, sorting and recycling processes for the marine litters
The studies shall identify hot spot where to test the collector and recycling machines.
Proof Of Concept
The proof of concept is aimed to shake down the collector and the recylcing processes.
To be able to test the collector in full autonomy, we want to utilize a seismic vessel. Such ships are already fitted to handle and to tow big gears like our collector.
The results of the POC will lead to modifications and adjustements of our tools.
We will adapt the collector handling to rivers and coastal current.
We will tune the recycling processes with all material collected at sea during POC.
We’ll run programs to operate our solutions in polluted areas.
The operations will depends on the funding’s we’ll be able to raised, hence the interests of the stakeholders for our tools.
We’ll be there to provide the equipment, to assist in training of operations, or to operate ourselves depending on the needs.