Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I get very excited when I see promising new technology like this. One of the reasons that the debris from Fukushima is still floating in the oceans is that present-day ships that would be dispatched to the clean-up effort would create more of a mess that is already out there. This is very encouraging! -LW


Seawer is a self-supported hydroelectric power station that can generate electricity using seawater at the same time that it cleans up plastic waste. The huge structure separates plastic particles and fluids, recycles seawater and releases it back into the ocean.

The structure receives energy from the sun, ocean and plastics and moves slowly from one polluted area to the next. The project received an honorable mention in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world’s oceans. One of the most infamous plastic debris patches is located in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

This piece of “plastic soup” is twice the size of Texas and contains six times more plastic than plankton biomass. Seawer skyscraper was designed to tackle this issue while generating electricity at the same time.


South Korean designer Sung Jin Cho submitted the Seawer Skyscraper project as his proposal for this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The project includes a huge drainage hole 550 meters in diameter and 300 meters in depth that would be located at the heart of the GPGP. The structure consists of five layers of baleen filters that separate plastic particles and fluids. The particles are taken to an onboard recycling plant while purified seawater is stored in a large sedimentation tank at the bottom of the structure before it is released back into the ocean.


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5 thoughts on “Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

  1. Andee Ferguson says:

    I am told that Denver takes it garbage and recycles it into electricity; anyone confirm this?

  2. richbuckley7 says:

    I’m not aware of any political candidate running for any office on this globe that pledges to focus a significant aspect of say, our military budget towards cleaning up the oceans and fresh water navigable bodies. It seems to me the closest agency in the US Government that might be prepared to take on this assignment would perhaps be the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    You may recall they seemed reactive only with the BP oil spills but yet asserted a level of public oversight and introduced us to the best available deep water monitoring to keep track the hidden floating “river” of 100 mile long glob of oil that is slowly working its way around the tip of Florida and into the North Atlantic… which has now been forgotten by the public as an issue.

    I came away from the BP politics with the feeling that there are enough truth seekers inside NOAA that given their missions, they would tackle a new mission of “Navigable Waters and Ocean Mitigations” if added to their mission. I would like to at least try NOAA and see if they rise above the great corporatetocracy and get results. There seem to be enough heroes buried in the ranks, we might break them loose.

    But not one politician running for office even gives lip service to these notions.

  3. Spock says:

    We really don’t need sci-fi technology from outer space to get us out of the mess here…. what we really need is a breakthrough in using the tech we already have !
    If those bastards would let us do our thing freely, we could even handle the fukushima-disaster without outside help… But their plan doesn’t include that, so they want to bring the “world savers” into the game…the GFL, so they could impress us and show what they can do…the whole thing goes as always – problem , reaction, solution. Initiating fukushima as the problem, don’t do any real reaction (or slow down the projects that are promising) – but finding an (off world) solution for the mess they created in the first place…time to end this nightmare once and for all !

  4. macdonalddon says:

    This sucks !

    But in a good way.

  5. Rich Buckley says:

    This is the sort of contraption on a much smaller scale that some of us thought should be developed to clean up the waters in many of our fresh water lakes, except the contraption would need to focus on somehow removing phosphates as well as other nutrients/pollutants, from the water rather than plastic.

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