Fishy Filaments is breaking new ground yet again !

If we are going to do anything useful about climate change the world needs to dramatically downshift its carbon intensity. In other words the economic output per kilo of CO2 dug or pumped out of the ground needs to rise steeply or better still be replaced by non-carbon intense resources (in policy parlance ‘de-coupled‘).

At Fishy Filaments we’re about multiplying the economic benefit per kilo of carbon already in the economy AND about putting in place systems and technologies that will allow the total amount of carbon use embedded within fisheries to fall by a significant amount.

In practical terms enabling 3D printing using recycled nylon is a our economic multipler and our recycling technology is our contribution to carbon reduction because it allows (when they are ready) nylon monofilaments made from non-oil sources to be used and still recycled too.

The question then becomes “how do you know ?” or in other words¬† – Prove it !

Prove that FFL’s nylon product actually does contribute to UN SDG 12.5 as Deloitte says.

Prove that FFL’s carbon emissions are a measurable positive when compared with the alternatives.

So we are.

We’re the first company to undertake a super-resolution energy survey provided by Tevi, a partnership between Exeter University, Cornwall County Council and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. This survey takes power consumption measurements every 5 seconds on every power circuit we have at our Newlyn Site.

Power Monitor on Board Two Power Monitor on Board One

We expect to see the results early next year and for the data to do two really big things; to prove we’re as good as we say we are and to show that local recycling of waste fishing gear is a carbon efficient alternative to the current global waste trade.

Fishy Filaments Newlyn Site

Low carbon recycling of fishing nets at source