ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS
Orcatec’s philosophy is to learn by observing the natural environment. Our work is inspired by understanding and the application of natural processes to improve our quality of life, connect with nature, and reduce pollution.Learn More
Lines of Work
Our ecological environment has reused the same water for millions of years. There are many natural processes that purify water. It is like a chain in which there are several ponds, each of them receives nutrients from the previous one and passes them to the next one; there is no waste or pollution.
We humans waste water and then deliver it dirty to the environment. At the same time, one can apply natural processes such as Aeration, which happens in rivers to purify water. Orcatec applies this technique within its wastewater projects in Galapagos.
The sun has been responsible for life on earth for millions of years. However, today we are disconnected with the sun as the main source of energy generation.
The marine iguanas from Galapagos use their black skin to absorb solar radiation and warm up before looking for food in the cold water of the ocean. Orcatec uses the same system to heat water with solar heaters.
The Pink Iguana, Conolophus Martae, lives on the active Wolf Volcano of Isabela Island. Conolophus Martae. It is one of the last species in the world that still has no contact with disposable plastics.
De tal forma nos enseña como una vida sin productos desechables pueda funcionar reutilizando productos resistentes y rechazando desechables. La iguana rosada nos inspira a cambiar nuestras actitudes para reducir la generacion de residuos.
Every piece of land contains within it millions of secrets that can be utilized for multiple purposes. In them, we find medicine and intelligent solutions.
We learn from nature
Solar heating projects and
tons of CO2 avoided
Water purification projects and
m³ of purified water
Iguana Cups in use avoiding more than
of disposable cups
Ministerio de Turismo
Huella Verde EC
Fundación Verde Milenio
El GAD Municipal de Isabela
Mall El Jardín
Pacific Plastics: Science to Solutions
Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature
IEEE Smart Villages
Galápagos Conservation Trust
Charles Darwin Research Station