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What is MicroChange

MicroChange is a dedicated startup, located originated from the Danish maritime center in Svendborg. We’re passionate about offering new developments of technologies and methods, while adding environmental, sustainable, and natural solutions in our calculations. We’re firmly focused on developing a sustainable solution to ballast water treatment on board ships.

Our mission is to revolutionize the conventional shipping industry, not only giving ships their primary purpose – global transport – but a secondary purpose in the future as sailing water cleaning systems, while they sail from port to port.

Our solutions will comply with current and future regulations for ballast water treatment, and additionally provide the benefit of catchment of microplastics and other suspended solids in ballast water.

Catchment is secured through the already mandatory ballast water treatment system, and with this functionality on board, the shipping industry will have a positive impact on the global microplastic contamination of our oceans. The ships will play a new and unique role in the global political strategy of improving the oceanic environment.

 
What is MicroChange
 

MicroChange is a dedicated startup, located originated from the Danish maritime center in Svendborg. We’re passionate about offering new developments of technologies and methods, while adding environmental, sustainable, and natural solutions in our calculations. We’re firmly focused on developing a sustainable solution to ballast water treatment on board ships.

Our mission is to revolutionize the conventional shipping industry, not only giving ships their primary purpose – global transport – but a secondary purpose in the future as sailing water cleaning systems, while they sail from port to port.

Our solutions will comply with current and future regulations for ballast water treatment, and additionally provide the benefit of catchment of microplastics and other suspended solids in ballast water.

Catchment is secured through the already mandatory ballast water treatment system, and with this functionality on board, the shipping industry will have a positive impact on the global microplastic contamination of our oceans. The ships will play a new and unique role in the global political strategy of improving the oceanic environment.

 
What we create

In short, we strive to collect microplastics and aquatic biomass from ballast water, which simply put will reduce plastic contamination. Additionally, the collected mass will be a valuable supplement to energy production. Our goal is to utilize the biomass, which is normally neutralized or discarded, as an energy source on board the ship. This will gradually minimize plastic contamination and simultaneously reduce fuel consumption and costs of operations.

The solution will not only bring value to the maritime industry, but also other industries where large quantities of seawater is used in daily operations.

Our vision is to rethink a wide range of indispensable industrial systems, to add sustainable and environmentally friendly functions, while avoiding a slow and costly reorganization of entire industries.

What we create
 

In short, we strive to collect microplastics and aquatic biomass from ballast water, which simply put will reduce plastic contamination. Additionally, the collected mass will be a valuable supplement to energy production. Our goal is to utilize the biomass, which is normally neutralized or discarded, as an energy source on board the ship. This will gradually minimize plastic contamination and simultaneously reduce fuel consumption and costs of operations.

The solution will not only bring value to the maritime industry, but also other industries where large quantities of seawater is used in daily operations.

Our vision is to rethink a wide range of indispensable industrial systems, to add sustainable and environmentally friendly functions, while avoiding a slow and costly reorganization of entire industries.

Our history and journey

Our journey started during a development course at the marine engineering master's education at SIMAC in 2019. Since then, more people have joined our team, which now includes 5 members with a broad variety of skills, all directly linked to the succession of the development.

In less than year, we have participated in and won both regional and national entrepreneurial competitions with our innovative solution – which lead us to partake in the European entrepreneurial championship, where we ranked 2nd runner up with our solution.

We are still in the process of developing the most efficient solution – and are ready to let you in on a little more very soon. Our journey has been fast and instructive so far, and we are gratified with the support we have received in and outside the maritime industry already.

 
Our history and journey
 

Our journey started during a development course at the marine engineering master's education at SIMAC in 2019. Since then, more people have joined our team, which now includes 5 members with a broad variety of skills, all directly linked to the succession of the development.

In less than year, we have participated in and won both regional and national entrepreneurial competitions with our innovative solution – which lead us to partake in the European entrepreneurial championship, where we ranked 2nd runner up with our solution.

We are still in the process of developing the most efficient solution – and are ready to let you in on a little more very soon. Our journey has been fast and instructive so far, and we are gratified with the support we have received in and outside the maritime industry already.

 
Want to collaborate?

As a startup company, we see several benefits in sharing knowledge with others. This is not only in the attempt to develop an innovative and sustainable solution, but we find that the best solutions arise when people share knowledge and collaborate. This could also be in relation to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the influence between the goals in relation to each other. Our solutions will have an impact on SDGs 3, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15 and 17.

You are more than welcome to get in touch - we look forward hearing from you.

Want to collaborate?
 

As a startup company, we see several benefits in sharing knowledge with others. This is not only in the attempt to develop an innovative and sustainable solution, but we find that the best solutions arise when people share knowledge and collaborate. This could also be in relation to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the influence between the goals in relation to each other. Our solutions will have an impact on SDGs 3, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15 and 17.

You are more than welcome to get in touch - we look forward hearing from you.

Environmental, social and corporate governance

MicroChange does not only want to impel responsible production through innovative redesign of existing technologies – we also feel a responsibility for our own production and operation.

It can be difficult to implement a constant awareness of our own impact as a startup, but we strive to make responsible choices every day. This being anything from sorting of waste in daily operation to evaluations of environmental and social costs and values in business developments.

Additionally, we feel a social responsibility, both as a business and as individuals. Our team was brought together by mutual visions of not only improving the global oceanic environment, but also to promote human rights and increase the living standard of the 3rd world population. Our strategy to secure our ESG impact are based on a certain set of tools. You can read more about them here.

 
Environmental, social and corporate governance
 

MicroChange does not only want to impel responsible production through innovative redesign of existing technologies – we also feel a responsibility for our own production and operation.

It can be difficult to implement a constant awareness of our own impact as a startup, but we strive to make responsible choices every day. This being anything from sorting of waste in daily operation to evaluations of environmental and social costs and values in business developments.

Additionally, we feel a social responsibility, both as a business and as individuals. Our team was brought together by mutual visions of not only improving the global oceanic environment, but also to promote human rights and increase the living standard of the 3rd world population. Our strategy to secure our ESG impact are based on a certain set of tools. You can read more about them here.

AddressDK MicroChange ApS
Østre Havnevej 15 B
DK-5700 Svendborg
Denmark
Email
Phone +45 60 80 74 81
AddressCH MicroChange AG
Hintermettlen 24
CH-6318
Switzerland
Email
Phone +41 7744 90 775
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AddressDK MicroChange ApS
Østre Havnevej 15 B
DK-5700 Svendborg
Denmark
Email
Phone +45 60 80 74 81

AddressCH MicroChange AG
Hintermettlen 24
CH-6318
Switzerland
Email
Phone +41 7744 90 775

Online contact form
Acknowledgements
Copyright © MicroChange
Privacy statement
Terms & conditions

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