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Desolenator

A solar-powered distillation system for sustainable desalination of complex water supplies

April 2020
Gallery Desolenator 1
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01.

Identification

Through an integrated system combining optimised distillation, a novel heat exchange mechanism and remineralisation, Desolanetor provide safe, drinking water using only sunshine and seawater.

Today industrial desalination uses 0.4% of the global annual electricity and is on track to be responsible for 5% of global carbon emissions by 2040. Addressing this challenge, Desolenator uses no membranes, chemicals or polluting diesel, unlike traditional technologies. Instead, the patented technology uses the planets most abundant resource – the sun. By harvesting thermal and electrical energy from an integrated PVT panel, Desolenator produces high-quality water, monitored via a control panel. This solution eliminates external energy requirements, aiming to provide drinking water for all at low cost and with low environmental impact.

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Application

Label Date April 2020
From Netherlands
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Visibility; Funding opportunities, Partnership opportunities

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Produces 100 times less CO2 per litre than single-use plastic bottled water
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Produces water at a competitive cost of less than €1/m³
  • No external energy costs
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Activity Region

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  • Activity
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Company Profile

Desolenator

A patented technology that uses 100% solar power to purify any water source into clean drinking water at scale.

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Headquarters 6222 NL Maastricht, Netherlands
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Networking Partner

EIB Institute

The EIB Institute was set up within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund) to promote and support social, cultural, and academic initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large. It is a key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizenship engagement.

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