You might be curious how we came about with the name Balaena. It actually takes its name from the Baleen family of whales. These whales are known for their ability to take in vast amounts of water and food while maintaining their food source and ejecting the water through their gills. This unique ability inspired Balaena’s founding partner, Mr. Russell Covington, who saw a clip of the Baleen whales in action and realized that our technology does the same thing.
The Balaena® vessel allows us to take in massive amounts of oil and water, keep the oil on board in a stable state without emulsifying it further, and strip the clean water out from underneath it. The clean water is then ejected as we maneuver through patches, without interrupting the operation. This efficient and sustainable approach to oil spill cleanup is akin to the Baleen whales’ ability to filter out their food source without disrupting the surrounding environment.
The name Balaena is a testament to the our commitment to innovation and sustainability, and our use of technology that is inspired by the natural world. It serves as a reminder that solutions to complex problems can often be found in the simplest of places, and that by looking to nature for inspiration, we can create a better future for ourselves and the planet.