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Let's clean the world's waters together.

AUTOMATED SKIMMING PROCESS

The Balaena® vessel has an impressive oil to water recovery ratio of 98% which drastically reduces the amount of on water storage capacity needed during an event and minimizes subsequent damage to the environment. Our chief product is an efficient and innovative Oil Spill Response Vessel (OSRV). The Balaena® vessel meets our primary objective of improvement while dramatically reducing cost of a spill by the speed of recovery, high oil to water recovery ratios, and minimizing subsequent damage to the environment.

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Cleaning our world's waters

Our Story

After seeing the Macondo Oil Spill, Balaena founder Russell Covington felt an urgent call to action: For ourselves, our communities, and our planet, we must rethink how we clean up oil spills. He put plans in motion for a mobile OSRV that would not only get to a spill’s location faster, but would also clean, separate and store the damaged oil better than any existing alternatives.

Balaena is the fruit of those efforts. It was brought to life with a clear goal: To develop a cleaner, safer, and more efficient way to recover spilled oil.

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