Desalination, or the process of turning saltwater into freshwater, is a promising solution for regions facing water scarcity. However, it is not without its challenges. Could decentralised, self-sufficient solutions be one answer?
Desolenator, a Dutch startup that develops solar-powered water purification technology, was announced the winner of the Supernova Challenge at North Star, securing the top prize of $100,000, with 13 category winners each taking home $8,000 in prize money from the competition.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a partnership agreement with Dutch start-up Desolenator to build a carbon-neutral water purification and desalination system that is completely powered by solar energy.
At Desolenator the energy-intensiveness and chemical byproducts of traditional desalination methods are removed from the equation. The long-term goal is producing net-zero localized clean water that can help communities at risk achieve water independence.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reveals an innovative collaboration with the Dutch company Desolenator B.V. to further support Dubai’s leadership in achieving net-zero sustainable desalination and water provisioning.