We are constantly seeking for the means and technology that may help us live in a better and more sustainable world. Our Holdings Business Area focuses on solutions that can get us there.

The year was 2011 when a vehicle to invest in technology and solution for the environment was created. A couple of years later our invested company had already engaged on the activity of waste management and incorporation of waste in the fabrication of goods. It was the beginning of an interesting journey. Today we are focused on reducing the carbon footprint and compensating for the environment.

Greener transition with Westhon Carbon-free

As we enter the era of a more sustainable world and society awareness regarding pollution and sustainability reaches a peak level in history, we have decided as a business to ensure that our carbon footprint gets compensated.

At first, we started seeking for the solution to our Offshore Business Area. We were introduced to a vehicle that would provide and facilitate the process for a carbon-free certification.

Then, we found out that what many consultants and specialists were selling as something complex and difficult to understand was easy and straight forward. So, within our Ventures Business Area in partnership with one of our invested companies, Westhon develops a tool for online use where companies can determine their carbon footprint and keep track of their compensation, as well as for other third parties the company may wish to include in their controls: The Blue Carbon Program.

In parallel, we make an agreement with the foundation that has certified our company to start broking their certification to our own clients and business partners. This step was taken in this year of 2022.

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The BSL – submerged buoy for tanker lifting operations:

We have invested and become co-proprietary of a conceptual project which has reached advanced stage for a solution that helps considerably lower the CO2 emissions and reduce the oilspill risk exposure in oil offloading operations offshore.

In partnership with Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and their Laboratório de Ondas e Correntes (LOC), our partner has created, and we helped develop a solution for the offshore Brazilian oil offloading (tanker lifting) operations.

Nanobacteria treatment for polluted water:

In 2019 one of our engineers comes across a technology developed in Japan that is capable of drastically reducing the load of organic deposit in waste and sewage water. We decide to invest in this area and identify a project where our study could be implemented, and a positive impact generated to the vicinity.

In the same year we have identified a sewage treatment station of a major capital in the Northeast of Brazil. Throughout 34 days we have implemented our solution in the facility. In short 5 days after initial shock treatment the smell in the area had practically disappeared and a 10% reduction on the organic load of the station was verified. In 15 days an increase of 100% on the load was verified as the system is completely destabilized by the nanobacteria, however 30 days after the initial shock test the parameters are lowered to 1/3 of the initial measurement, the deposited material is practically removed as it is consumed by the bacteria and the area is completely free of any smell.

This technology can be applied in various circumstances, only depending on specific knowledge as to the method of application which Westhon can employ.

Drilling mud closed circle:

The oil and gas industry can dispose of clean drilling cutting at sea in many stages of the drilling activity. However, at certain stages, especially in those moments when entering the hydrocarbons zone or when making use of synthetics-based drilling mud, the residues must be transported and correctly disposed off. Unfortunately to the environment, mostly the residues are disposed of in industrial treatment centers where various methods of treatment are provided.

Our invested company has developed a solution with modern ceramist industry complexes to incorporate the drill cutting in their fabrication processes. While counting with modern plants where the human intervention with the materials is minimum, and many of those plants dispose of a receiving structure to adequately receive and separate material, prior to incorporating them.

The dangerous materials are completely incorporated on the fabrication of ceramic artefacts and as those companies furnish major civil construction contracts only, which on their end must adhere to the strictest waste disposal norms, our invested company have prepared a closed circle solution where any waste from the construction site would return to the clay mines for recompositing, ensuring the correct destination and no return.

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