Best of Earth911 Podcast: Clean Earth Rovers CEO Michael Arens on Cleaning Waterways and Bays

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Clean Earth Rovers CEO Michael Arens on Cleaning Waterways and Bays

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Some of the dirtiest, plastic-polluted waters lie on the coronary heart of main cities, in ports, marinas, and the place wastewater enters the atmosphere. They are exhausting to maintain clear due to fixed exercise that provides new waste to waterways. The work is moist, chilly, and soiled, which makes port and marina cleanups an excellent job for robots. Meet Michael Arens, co-founder and CEO of Clean Earth Rovers, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based startup that makes two robotic units for cleansing and monitoring coastal waters. Media consideration is targeted on the seven garbage patch gyres in our oceans, however ocean plastic and algal blooms could be stopped near shore with robotics expertise and an funding in stopping air pollution and cleansing up oil and nitrogen from farmland and business.

Michael Arens, co-founder and CEO of Clean Earth Rovers
Michael Arens, co-founder and CEO of Clean Earth Rovers, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Michael explains the units ā€” the Rover that may gather as much as 100 kilos of waste throughout an 8-hour shift and the DataPod (seen above), a water monitoring buoy that sends information to a cell app. He additionally discusses how the corporate began, its WeFunder campaign, and the place the primary orders for Rovers and DataPods might be deployed. You can study extra about Clean Earth Rovers at cleanearthrovers.com.

Originally aired Mar 20, 2023