Oceans United has developed our P2E technology to actively transform ocean plastics pollution into energy onboard our innovative self-sustaining ships.
Oceans United is taking an innovative approach to removing marine debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and all of earth's oceans. The solution now allows the cleanup missions at sea to be self-sustainable, with little to no carbon footprint, as compared to other existing methods which require transporting collected debris back to port. Oceans United has developed innovative technology called Hybrid Hydrothermal Liquefaction (Hybrid-HTFL) that addresses the disposal issue of marine debris. The process has completed two independent third party tests, at scale, on a mixture of marine debris, including consumer plastics (single-use), paper, rubber, derelict fishing gear (“ghost gear”), driftwood and biomass. All grades of plastics, including contaminated plastics, will be treatable, including those types not normally addressed in recycling; eliminating the need to transport, sort, wash and dry the feedstock. This sea change will increase the industry average of recycled plastic from about five percent to over 99%. Oceans United has completed the ship design details for the retrofit of both the collection system and the Hybrid-HTLF system. The high-throughput Hybrid-HTFL process design, called “P2F”, will convert marine debris to ISO grade 2 diesel fuel (sulfur free), which will be used to power the ship's engines. Other P2F system benefits include it’s compact 20m by 20m footprint and safer lower operating temperature (as opposed to gas pyrolysis) that will apply to both sea and land applications.