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Clean Seas Globally


Sponge is a super absorbent carbon-based material that repels water and absorbs any oil-based contaminant. With its affordable scalable structure, Sponge couples highly efficient oil cleanup methods with a security system for oil rigs.

With its flexible form and characteristics such as anti-inflammability and ferromagnetism, Sponge offers many potential future applications in fields such as construction, textiles, consumer goods, aerospace, and health.

With Sponge, we aim to create environmental pro-activeness in various industries across the globe.


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  • 2016 Participant
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  • Sustainable Land Use, Urban Transitions
  • Turkey

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  • Pinar Guvenc-Marketing & Strategy, Mihri Ozkan - Technology, Cengiz Ozkan - Technology, Inanc Eray - Design

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