‘Full tanks are a problem for the environment’

Treatment of ballast water is the largest carrier of invasive alien species to marine flora and fauna in Europe and the second largest carrier of invasive alien species in the world. Eco-friendly, energy efficient treatment of ballast water helps protect the oceans and everything that lives in it.

Balmaris from Croatia developed a system to filter ballast water without the use of chemicals. It reduces the damaging effects of invasive alien species introduced via ballast water that are recorded in the seas all over the world and have considerable economic, ecological, and environmental impacts.

Martina Cvetković of Balmaris
Martina Cvetković at the semi-finals of Ideas from Europe 2017, Tallinn, Estonia.

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On April 24, Balmaris will be attending the finals of Ideas from Europe in The Hague. Go to our website for more information and to follow the live stream!

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