Ichthion’s physical technology is inspired by nature and with nature in mind. The biomimetic approach extends from the primary mechanisms to the total system as a whole and how it interacts with its environment. The result being that Ichthion is proud to present an initial offering of three commensal technologies that integrate pollution extraction into established technologies and infrastructures with low operating costs and minimal ecological footprint.
Ultramarine – Ship modification that turns commercial vessels into ram filter feeders of pollution.
Cobalt – Marine turbine that is able to generate electricity whilst also extracting plastic pollution.
Azure – River barrier that hauls all types of pollution out of the river without interfering with ecological and human systems.
There cannot be a sustained or effective effort to address the issue of ocean plastic without considering both how to prevent further contamination and how to reduce the current levels of contamination. Thus, Ichthion has formed a two pronged approach, where Ultramarine and Cobalt forming the reclamation strategy and Azure the prevention.
Geographic coverage is maximised with Azure covering rivers and drainage basins, Cobalt coastal regions, and Ultramarine coastal and open ocean. This enables restoration and removal effects to target a large proportion of hydrological drainage systems, the marine water column, and marine surface waters.
These three technology streams, although separate in name, were all derived from the same prototype technology and act together to provide a full portfolio of ocean plastic solutions.