Clewat Oy receives €130,000, the largest single amount given by the Bank of Åland’s Baltic Sea Project this year. The Finnish company specialises in cleaning water environments will use the funding to develop an innovative new snow melting technique.
Embedded in snow, thousands of kilograms of garbage and millions of microplastic particles end up in the Baltic Sea each winter.
The advantage of Clewat’s design is that using it to melt snow produces no carbon emissions at all!. The technology can also run entirely on electricity by harnessing the power of flowing water.