The potential of our energy-generative systems to tackle the global problem of plastic pollution has been recognised by several prominent organisations through several awards and grants. For example, the Scalable Business Award by Imperial College London, three grants from Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative, the Hawley Award from the Worshipful Company of Engineers, and in September 2018 we were awarded a grant of £600,000 by Innovate UK, as part of the competition “Plastics Innovation: Towards zero waste”. In 2020, the Benioff Ocean Initiative and the Coca-Cola Foundation awarded us $ 1M, which allowed us to develop and implement the first Azure system on the Portoviejo River in Ecuador.
Over the last three years, Ichthion has filed several international PCT applications related to the Azure, Cobalt and Ultramarine technology propositions. The first application (PCT/GB2019/051937) for the Cobalt and Ultramarine systems and the second application (PCT/GB2020/050341) for the Azure river system. Both of these applications have progressed through the first, international stage of the process, where an international preliminary examination has been completed. For more information about our technologies and investment opportunities, please contact us.