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The Vessel

A Laboratory Vessel: Ambassador For The Reduction and Recycling of Plastic Waste

A unique vessel that conceives, creates and develops simple solutions accessible to all, to reduce plastic pollution in the Ocean.

A real life-size demonstration platform to assess and promote tomorrow’s solutions.

The On-Board Research Platform

A Unique Ship For An Emblematic Expedition

Clean Up The Past

R&D laboratory on plastic waste recycling technologies (sorting, shredding, extrusion, pyrolysis…)

Build The Future

Plastic reduction showroom (catering, booths, exhibition areas for alternative materials…)

Ambassador for The Protection of the Ocean

This emblematic vessel is an active symbol, which calls out, tells a story, and aims to mobilize crowds. A true “Flagship” for the protection of the Ocean, Plastic Odyssey acts as a catalyst and welcomes aboard the media, political decision-makers, local industrialists, entrepreneurs… Its goal: to interconnect these different actors and encourage the implementation of a multitude of local initiatives.

A Tool To Experiment and Promote
Our Solutions On The Ground

Mechanical Workshop and Analysis Laboratory

The machine tools of our station allow new parts to be built for the development of further prototypes. The laboratory enables the assessment of waste to establish a database.

Recycling plant area (sorting, shredding, extrusion)

This space includes shredders to reduce plastics into flakes, a washing/drying system, and a multi-function extruder to transform plastics into objects (mainly building materials with local uses, such as bricks, tiles, tubes, plates).

Pyrolysis zone (fuel production)

Non-recyclable plastics are transformed into fuel to power engines. This transformation is possible thanks to an on-board pyrolysis machine. This system makes it possible to produce between 30 and 40 liters of fuel per hour.

Engine Room

Engine test bench, testing of the fuel produced, and of innovative solutions to reduce engine pollution: di-hydrogen (H2) injection, particle filters, etc.).

Recycled Products: Display Area

In this space, demonstrations of objects made from plastic waste will be a source of inspiration to create new outlets.

Reception and Conference Hall

Onboard Plastic Odyssey’s vessel, exchanges, and encounters are to be the essential keys to the project’s success and global impact. A dedicated space will allow the reception of local officials, professionals as well as partners.

Plastic-Free Kitchen

The vessel, a completely confined and autonomous living space, sets the perfect laboratory for experimenting with innovative practices. Solutions proven onboard will then be replicated on the ground.

Plastic Alternatives Exhibition Area

In this space, you will find the best alternatives to disposable packaging, and single-use plastics. This space will target companies that do not yet use or market eco-designed products. The goal is to help them take the plunge and thus reduce plastic production.

Zero-Plastic Cabins and Living Areas

Onboard, the crew will experience a lifestyle that involves limited use of plastic. Life on board this confined environment without producing waste can be replicated in similar places such as hotels, offices, homes, passenger ships.

Navigation Bridge

In these areas, innovative meteorological routing softwares enable the optimization of the ship’s consumption, through the use of winds and currents.

Mobile Laboratory

The M/V Plastic Odyssey is a remote field station for researchers, engineers, and scientists. In addition to carrying out a technical-socio-economic inventory of pollution on-site, one of its missions is to document proven solutions to deal with them.

Recycling Demonstrator

With over 200m² of technical space and a loading capacity of around 20 tons of equipment, the vessel can host around fifteen technologies, destined to be tested in the most remote areas. It is also equipped with a fleet of machine tools for processing new pieces and developing prototypes.

The Technologies

Embarked at the stern of the ship, on the main and upper decks, all recycling machines will be used for demonstration to local stakeholders. The goal? Inspire the creation of local micro-factories or the development of existing businesses.

Plastic Odyssey’s Village

The ship also carries an itinerant village that will be deployed during our stopovers to raise awareness of the cause among the general public. The village also aims to collect testimonials and understand local customs and practices.

Technical Characteristics of The Vessel

  • Length

    39 mètres
  • Width

    9,40 mètres
  • Gross Tonnage

    464 UMS
  • Engine

    736 kW
  • Crew Members

    7 personnes
  • Technical and Scientific Staff

    7 personnes
  • Media Team

    3 personnes
  • External Guests

    2 personnes