Crystal Lagoons builds first desalinization plant that doesn’t use energy7 December, 2015 / News
Crystal Lagoons and Fraunhofer, two leading innovation organizations, have joined forces signing a scientific cooperation partnership. Their purpose is to face drinkable water scarcity, one of humanity’s main challenges.
Crystal Lagoons hired the German scientific institute to support the one of the company’s new projects: to build the first desalination plant that makes us of Crystal Lagoons’ technology. The plant will be located in Antofagasta, northern Chile, and it will dramatically reduce the energy consumption of water treatment processes.
It is worth mentioning that Crystal Lagoons’ technology has been patent-protected in the US through the Green Fast Track program. The latter extends patents to projects that contribute to the preservation of the environment worldwide. The application of the multinational innovation company was successful. Just one among 1500 applications are successful.
The development of the pants begins during the first quarter of 2016, with an investment of CLP $150 million.
The hopes are that this project becomes a model to follow when trying to solve drinkable water scarcity, a problem that nowadays affects 1.100 people worldwide, according to the United Nations Environment Program (PNUMA).
Fernando Fischmman, Crystal Lagoons’ Founder and Chairman, is a borad director at Fraunhofer. Thus, Crystal Lagoons partnership with this prestigious European Institute was something very natural. Fraunhofer is one of the world’s most important scientific organizations, with over 67 institutes and research units in Germany, and over 23.000 employes in the rest of Europe,the Americas, Australia and Asia, being linked to 18 Nobel Prices through its scientific cooperation network.
Crystal Lagoons Corp. is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.