Biofouling is the enemy.
Organic matter on vessel hulls creates friction on otherwise smooth surfaces, leading to loss of speed and decreased fuel efficiency. That means greater fuel consumption, higher operational costs and increased emissions spilling out into the atmosphere.
Bad for business, terrible for the environment.
Each year about 5million kg of biofouling is carried on vessel hulls. Get rid of that and, studies show, the world fleet could reduce both costs and emissions by up to 15-20%. A huge saving.
And that’s not all.
Invasive species – plants and animals introduced to new environments – are core drivers of extinction, one of our most pressing environmental problems (the UN estimates up to one million species are currently at risk). Studies show that biofouling is the number one contributor to the transportation of invasive species in the marine environment.
These organisms aren’t just helping to suffocate our businesses and atmosphere; they’ve waged war on our oceans’ ecosystems.
Biofouling is the problem. ECOsubsea has the solution.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
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