2014 - Research & Development

Research & Development

WALKER, Gilbert

Gilbert Walker

CTO, Sylleta
Sylleta Team

Marine biofouling is a multi-billion dollar problem primarily affecting the shipping and aquaculture industries. Current technology is toxic to the marine environment and humans when it enters the food chain. The marine industry is aware of the inevitable need for an eco-friendly antifouling technology, but does not have a well-defined and cost effective way to embrace it. SYLLETA Inc. Cofounders Nikhil Gunari and  Gilbert Walker have developed MACROBLOCK, a potentially disruptive, cost effective and environmentally safe antifouling technology. MACROBLOCK treated nets have been used successfully in the Bay of Fundy. The company is hoping their deserving technology can be fast tracked by the Canadian Government for environmental approval.