The Interceptor Original
The Interceptor Original is our first river cleanup technology, unveiled in October 2019. It is 100% solar-powered and extracts plastic autonomously allowing for quicker roll-out.
The Interceptor Original is designed for series production, which will allow for quicker roll-out. In December 2020, we partnered with Konecranes, who will handle the manufacturing series production.
The Interceptor has been designed for mass production for quick deployment in the world's most polluted rivers.
The debris enters the Interceptor with the natural current of the river. All electronics on the Interceptor, including the conveyor belt, shuttle, lights, sensors, data transmission, are solar-powered.
The Interceptors are internet-connected, allowing us to gather continuous performance and collection data. It also enables the Interceptor™ to automatically notify local operators once the dumpsters are full.
Placement in rivers
Alongside our research into the most polluting rivers, we have also conducted research on where to best place Interceptors in the rivers.
The optimal setup is determined on a case-by-case basis, based on flow-velocity, the width of the river, presence of a plastic “hotline” , traffic, proximity to a delta, etcetera.
Working with the government and local operators we will help to determine the best setup that produces the most effective extraction output and the least interference with vessel traffic in the river.
Under optimal operations, the Interceptor can extract up to 50,000 kilograms of plastic per day.
The Interceptor can work autonomously until it’s full and can continue extracting debris even when the dumpsters are being emptied.
50 m3 capacity
Its large storage capacity allows for efficient emptying cycles, filling entire garbage trucks at once.
To be able to reach our goal of intercepting 1000 rivers, we need a family of technologies.
See all Interceptors in the pipeline and deployed on our dashboard.