We will shortly be launching a new round of investment.
Our Mission is to combat coastal erosion by working with nature to restore a sustainable balance to coastal environments and bring lasting protection to communities around the world.
More than 70% of global coastlines are being eroded as climate change drives larger storms to our shores more frequently than ever. This threatens coastal infrastructure, marine ecosystems, and the livelihoods of 10% of the world's population.
Until recently, many have relied on the natural protection offered by coral reefs, which can reduce wave heights by 84%. Unfortunately, the majority of these reefs have already died, and 90% are projected to be lost by 2040. This would leave around 200 million people more exposed than ever to the intensifying storms.
We design underwater structures that mimic the behaviour of natural coral reefs. These structures protect the coastline by interrupting waves well before they can reach the shore, reducing their power and their erosive impact.
Our structures also provide an ideal habitat for a wide range of marine life. As coral and similar calcareous organisms naturally attach themselves, the structures become the heart of long-term living ecosystems that evolve with time.
We design high-tech steel structures that dampen waves both by inducing turbulence and by causing them to break before they impact the shore.
Our digital system continually monitors the environment and provides a safe electrical current to the reef. This causes seawater minerals to crystallise into calcareous rock: the same rock found in natural reefs.
Within a year this transforms into a living reef that adapts and evolves with time. The reef can be powered using CCell’s wave energy technology, wind, solar or grid power.
Through a relentless cycle of innovation we are transforming coastal protection from the way we survey and model the natural environment, through to the design of ecological reefs and their installation.
Cutting-edge electrochemical research enhances our ability to grow high strength rock as quickly as possible.
The core of our reef is formed from our patented design comprising lightweight modular units that can be stacked together.
High-power computing drives our intricate numerical simulations of waves, currents and energy dissipation by the reef, enabling us to optimise and customise our design.
mm/month of limestone rock
to power a 200m reef
reduction in CO2 emissions
less energy consumption overall
of marine life depends on reefs
renewable energy utilisation
CCell reefs protect the homes and livelihoods of coastal communities, offering them long-term security against erosion and severe events.
CCell reefs are the perfect backbone for coral or oysters to thrive upon and offer a haven for marine life, just like natural reefs.
Through community engagement we support ocean and coastal conservation, including the establishment of marine protected zones.