On 13 December the European Final of the FoodNexus Startup Challenge took place in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The finalists came from national preliminaries, from all over Europe. From the fifteen finalists, Boreal Light emerged unanimously as the winner. The German start-up converts salt water into fresh drinking water using smart technology and sun and wind. The device that the company has developed also produces gas, which can be stored in bottles.
Winture Solar Water Desalination System, Winture Solar Hydrogen Generator from Boreal Light GmbH on Vimeo.
Boreal Light about Winture on there website:
"Winture® Planet-Cube ASW/ABW is a robust outdoor water desalination system able to produce drinking water directly from high saline seawater and brackish water resources. Winture® is designed to perform under harshest conditions of remote parts of the world. It provides up to 650 liters of pure potable water per hour. The quality of produced water stands at the highest possible safety level. Winture® removes 99% total dissolved solids (TDS) from the intake contaminated resources, and delivers drinking water free from any organic and inorganic contamination, bacteria and viruses.
The concept behind the design of Winture® Planet-Cube is to have an independent off-grid system, capable of working outdoor for long time with the lowest possible maintenance services. Winture® requires no diesel generator, or grid connections to work. All components are designed to work with DC electricity input from solar panels. A relatively small solar array provides enough electricity for the system to run. The stand-alone character of Winture® makes it an ideal solution wherever access to clean water is an issue. While producing clean water, the system offers low current DC charging possibility for up to 10 devices at a time. That, for people in rural areas, means Winture® provides for them both safe drinking water and reliable electricity to keep being connected to the world!"
"Boreal Light GmbH is a Berlin based renewable energy engineering company located in Adlershof Science and Technology Park, Center for Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy.
Boreal Light GmbH deals with a wide verity of renewable energy projects around the world. Being specialized in micro solar and wind applications leads the company to move toward solution based projects for markets with less access to the grid. WINTURE® Plant-Cube is our solar water desalination system, designed for urban and rural applications."
Based on original message from Foodlog. Dutch.