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Ichthion presents officially its project to the Mayor of Quito 

September 2019

With great joy, we share that we took a firm step in our project, by officially presenting to the Mayor of Quito, Dr Jorge Yunda our private initiative of "Circular Economy Through Technological Innovation" PEC-MIT, which will allow this city to become a pioneer on the circular economy using technological innovation.

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CNN presents a video about Ichthion and the potential to protect Galapagos

June 2019

Ichthion is proud to present a radical approach to the problem of plastic pollution, combining physical
reclamation with power generation systems. Combining the latest research on fluvial pollution with passive fluid
dynamics, probabilistic modelling, and material transport, the Azure river system is an elegant barrier
designed to trap a broad spectrum of synthetic waste with minimal impact on the water column due to the
flexibility of the design.

CNN presented a video about Ichthion that was seen by people in the United stated and Latin America.

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Azure - Ichthion's system for rivers highlighted by BBC World

June 2019

Azure - enhanced barrier designed for deployment in rivers to prevent plastic waste was highlighted by BBC World, including a video that shows the operational principles of the system.

The news was spread among the whole Latin America region, where the company is aiming to deploy its first systems

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Ichthion secures £1 million to remove plastics from rivers and oceans

April 2019

Ichthion, a leading developer of disruptive technologies to remove plastics and synthetic waste from rivers and oceans, announces that it has secured £1 million in funding with the help of ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank. Ichthion plans to use the new funding, a mixture of equity investment and grants, for hiring key staff, product optimisation and testing, and cashflow through to first commercial contract.

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Ichthion signs Letter of Intent to work with Ecuadorian Government towards protecting Galapagos

February 2019

The Ministers of the Environment, Marcelo Mata Guerrero and, of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries, Pablo Campana, signed a letter of commitment with our CEO Inty Grønneberg, with the objective of developing and implementing the initiative of the Ichthion company for the collection of plastic waste in the rivers ofEcuador.

The plastics that leave from the rivers towards the Ecuadorian coasts are directed by the oceanic currents towards the Galapagos Islands, and for this reason it is important to avoid the flow of plastics.

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Ichthion's CEO receives the National Order of Merit, in the degree of "Great Commander" from the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno

January 2019

The president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, awarded with the National Order of Merit, in the degree of Great Commander to our CEO Inty Grønneberg, for the work carried out at Ichthion.

In the decree signed by Moreno for the award, he states that Gronneberg was awarded for the development of turbines "capable of storing up to 80 tons of plastic waste per day from the river basins."

He adds that the Ecuadorian, with his effort and dedication has become one of the "Innovators under 35 Latin America 2018 MIT Technology Review".

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Inty Grønneberg, CEO and co-founder of Ichthion, has been named "Latin America Inventor of the Year" by MIT Technology Review

November 2018

Ecuadorian-Norwegian Inty, 34, who is a PhD researcher at Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering, was also named on MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Latin America 2018 list.

The list recognises young innovators who are shaping the future of Latin America and the world by transforming existing industries and establishing new ones.

His startup Ichthion (formerly Remora Marine), which he co-founded with Imperial student Robert Rouse, is currently based at Imperial’s White City Incubator and is developing cutting-edge technologies tackle the problem of ocean plastic. 

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Ichthion wins competition
Plastics innovation: towards zero waste of Innovate UK

October 2018

Ichthion has been awarded a grant from Innovate UK, the British Government’s funding agency for science and research, as part of the competition “Plastics innovation: towards zero waste” for their cutting edge integrated energy and pollution extraction systems.

The award is worth a total £600,000, of which £120,000 will go towards funding research at Ichthion’s academic partner institution, Imperial College London; this award will accelerate development and expedite the market launch of Ichthion’s proprietary technology. The announcement was made by the Business Secretary Greg Clark during the first Green GB Week.

The goal of our company is to reduce by 70% in 10 years the total amount of plastics entering into the oceans.

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Robert Rouse, Co-founder and CTOat Ichthion has won the Hawley Award


July 2018

Dyson School of Design Engineering alumni Robert Rouse has won the Hawley Award from the Worshipful Company of Engineers, for the innovation developed at Ichthion, called "Cobalt"

The Hawley Award is awarded annually in the United Kingdom for the most outstanding Engineering Innovation that delivers demonstrable benefit to the environment.

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Ichthion on Reuters.

New hybrid turbo-machinery system is designed to consume small plastics which are polluting the oceans. Matthew Stock reports. Link:

The Future Is Now shares information about Ichthion.

The world's oceans are filled with an estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic. Postgraduate student Robert Edwin Rouse has developed Remora — a hybrid turbomachinery system for the reclamation, and prevention of ocean debris. Link:

The Weather Network writes about ocean plastic pollution and Ichthion.

Ichthion, is billed as a hybrid turbo-machinery system for the reclamation and prevention of ocean plastics, providing marine energy and propulsion, while removing micro plastics from the water. Link:

The Washington Post presents information about Ichthion in Health and Science.

New device removes plastics from polluted ocean
A device called Remora filters and removes small plastics from the ocean. It catches plastic similar to the way a basking shark feeds. Link:

Ichthion reaches Vietnman.

VnExpress, a Vietnamese online newspape which has the highest ranking among other e-newspapers in Vietnam published information about Ichthion in New Technology Link:

Yahoo News spreads the word.

New hybrid turbo-machinery system is designed to consume small plastics which are polluting the oceans. Link: