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the C3 Initiative: a new paradigm
New robots restore natural waterways and produce synfuel at the same time
Solaris Cybernetics is taking back America’s waterways through an incredibly innovative and completely sustainable new robot that eliminates duckweed and other invasive water plants. It is called C3.
The company has developed and perfected a patented, autonomous robot that not only restores waterways to their natural, beautiful condition, it also generates useable, salable synfuel during the process. The robot, affectionately titled “Manatee,” is a revolutionary tool that is not only completely sustainable (both in the economic and natural senses), but is completely symbiotic to the environments into which it is placed.
The robot’s development really couldn’t come at a better time. Issues related to clean water, land use, super storms and an ever-increasing population call for a much-needed solution to maintaining waterways efficiently, practically and sustainably. This is where the Manatee comes in.
“With the C3 initiative, what we’re really trying to do is provide the earth with some long overdue maintenance,” the company says. “With our Manatee Robots, that’s exactly what we’ve done, and to date, we’ve been extremely encouraged by the response.”
The extra byproduct of the Manatee’s work: converting plant matter into useable synfuel which is immediately available for sale. And with so many weed-choked bodies of water around the U.S., the opportunity for mass use of the Manatee is great.
Threats to waterways are serious and can cause serious harm to not just the environment, but animals and humans who share the space as well. Neglect from agricultural run-off, abandoned quarries and other standing water are ideal platforms for mosquitoes to breed and spread disease. Locations where algae blooms and “pond scum” forms choke out oxygen levels, killing fish and other forms of life essential to the ecosystem. It breaks down many toxins into synfuel as well, such as TCE and dioxin.
Benefits that the Manatee can provide the environment include dramatic reduction in duckweed, algae and mosquito larvae, aeration of water (thereby reducing foul odors), returned vital nutrients into waterways, fish and shellfish can return to waterways, and fishermen and boaters can enjoy more areas to explore.
Capable of making fuel from any body of water with at least 100ppm of organic matter, the Manatee is uniquely equipped to revitalize lakes, streams rivers and ponds in a way that has not ever been done, historically. Manatees are currently operational. We welcome owner-operators who share our passion.