Category: Biomass

Algae-based microrobots able to clean up plastic waste

November 23rd, 2023 by

Imagine you are but a piece of plastic, adrift in an endless ocean — a mere remnant of a once larger structure, the origin of which you do not recall. You are the product of many, many years of natural erosion, and yet you, invisible to the human eye, persist. Moved by the ocean’s whims, your fate is likely to be consumed by whichever organism stumbles upon you first. But suddenly, a shadow looms overhead, and much to your disbelief, it is no fish or squid, but a green sphere covered in bits of black iron, moving towards you at unnatural speeds. You feel yourself being pulled towards it, and as you approach, you realize it’s also covered in many others like you. Microrobots!

Why seaweed is a real ocean superstar

July 8th, 2022 by

Article by Smiley News Did you know seaweed plays a crucial role in marine ecosystems? It’s one of the world’s great unsung heroes, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. The UK, with over 650 species of seaweed, is home to a diverse range of species. That’s why, from 23-31 July, the Marine Conservation Society and the Natural […]

Meet WasteShark, the aquadrone taking a bite out of plastic waste

September 16th, 2021 by

Meet WasteShark, the aquadrone taking a bite out of plastic waste Read article by Heather Clancy on Greenbiz This article was adapted from the Climate Tech Weekly newsletter. Subscribe here.   Entrepreneur Richard Hardiman sketched the inspiration for his plastic-grabbing aquadrone, WasteShark, while sipping coffee outside near a South African waterway. It was there he watched […]

Trash-eating drone tackles water pollution

August 24th, 2021 by

Exclusive interview: H2O Global News’ Sion Geschwindt spoke with RanMarine CEO, Richard Hardiman, about water quality and how their autonomous drone – WasteShark – tackles polluted waterways Published by H2O Global News August is Water Quality Month – a time dedicated to the freshwater resources upon which we all depend. Maintaining and improving water quality […]

Why water quality matters

August 4th, 2021 by

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words Water Quality? We bet you think of your drinking water and whether or not it’s actually safe to drink. You might even think of a water filtration system that cleans your drinking water. But water quality refers to more than just […]

Why We Must Tackle Our Sargassum Issue

June 27th, 2021 by

Over the past number of years, beaches and shores have been covered in sargassum. While this seaweed has some great environmental benefits and is crucial to supporting marine life, there are many issues when it washes up on shores. When on land, this seaweed can threaten both marine life and human life. Not to mention, […]

Reducing Harmful Green-Algae Blooms Is Crucial to Protecting Aquatic Life

May 15th, 2021 by

Algae blooms are essential in maintaining a healthy body of water and a great deal of attention has been brought to them in the past number of years. This is because of the harmful impact they can have on the environment, human health, aquatic life and animals. Not all algae blooms are harmful. It is […]