ELWAVE DESIGNS, MANUFACTURES AND SELLS ELECTROMAGNETIC DETECTION, NAVIGATION AND CHARACTERISATION SYSTEMS BASED ON INNOVATIVE "ELECTRIC SENSE" TECHNOLOGY.
Simple to use, robust and adaptable for all types of vehicles and robots, ELWAVE solutions provide real-time 360° perception capability in complex underwater and industrial environments.
ELWAVE provides solutions adapted for different environments and operational constraints (congestion, depth at which used, etc.).
ELWAVE develops solutions based on electrical sensory perception, known as "electric sense", developed since 2007 by the biorobotics research group in Mines-Telecom Atlantique Institute.
ELWAVE technology takes its inspiration from the sensory mode used by tropical freshwater fish (African mormyrids and South American gymnotiforms), which have developed electrical sensory perception in order to move around, capture their prey and communicate with each other in an environment where vision and sonar (acoustic communication - echolocation) are inefficient.
Electrical sensory perception is based on sensing disturbances produced by the environment in an electric field generated by fish: these fish emit a 360° electric field around themselves which is disturbed by obstacles in their habitat, by other fish and by predators. The electro-receptor cells in their skin detect, measure and record these disturbances to create a three-dimensional image of their surroundings at any given moment.
The AlgoSource group, a recognised world expert in microalgae, offers a complete range of services from production engineering to the industrial valorisation of microalgae. Its unique know-how covers all the processes involved in the production and transformation of microalgae and provides an integrated vision for its industrial clients.
AlgoSource is developing 4 main areas for its industrial clients and consumers:
Production of microalgae in controlled systems (photobioreactors)
Biorefinery engineering (custom extraction of molecules)
Production and sale of natural products "made in France" (see our Alpha Biotech shop)
Integrated system design (design of photobioreactors from 1 litre to several m3)
Antifouling paints, without exception, try to prevent the growth of mussels, algae and other organisms through the toxic substances they contain. Apart from the chemical aspects and their environmental implications, these methods are not effective: The paints do not usually last long, and their antifouling effect is diminished when the boat is in port. While the water is intentionally polluted by the toxic substances that seep into it.
Finsulate® has proven that it is possible to have an effective antifouling. Much more practical and cleaner!
Today, conventional antifoulings are trying to prevent marine growth by use of toxic ingredients in the paint. Always with the same effect: short period of performance and the vessel needs a certain speed and continuous movement.
Finsulate shows there is a simpler and safer solution, leaving paints behind!
Finsulate products are suitable for all circumstances worldwide, whether you are moored or sailing. That's what we call: Antifouling Reinvented! Finsulate is a self-adhesive film and not a paint. The film or "wrap" is applied to the hull of the vessel.
Blue Innov is establishing the Finsulate Antifouling brand in France. Created in the Netherlands, Finsulate is an innovative antifouling offering an economical and ecological alternative. Finsulate is an adhesive composed of nylon fibres that prevent the colonisation of marine organisms. The advantages of choosing Finsulate antifouling are many:
◊ At least 5 years of effectiveness
◊ Profitability from the 2nd year
◊ Fuel savings as the boat hull stays clean longer.
◊ Easy and clean application
◊ Marine organisms are preserved and kept away from the hull
◊ Finsulate contains no solvents
◊ No discharge into nature, it is fully recyclable.
◊ As effective in salt water as in fresh water
Awards: 2014 TOP 100 innovation in the Netherlands - 2018: Product of the Year at the HISWA boat show Amsterdam.