Cleantech is transforming the way we produce and use energy and resources globally. Companies in the cleantech space develop products, processes or services that reduce waste, require as few non-renewable resources as possible and decrease the negative effect of technology on the planet.
Cleantech initiatives are mostly centered around sustainable energy, reducing dependency on fossil fuels, providing clean water to all who need it, decreasing pollution and waste management.
At BIE, we are actively seeking cleantech companies in which to invest and accelerate, in order to help reduce our ecological footprint and improving quality of life.
At the forefront of our current portfolio is Water-Gen, a company that is alleviating the world’s clean water shortage with technology that extracts pure drinking water from the air.
With a vision to ‘provide humanity with an abundant, renewable source of fresh, clean drinking water,’ Water-Gen developed Atmospheric Water-Generation Units using its “GENius” heat exchanger technology.
Clean air enters the heat exchanger, where it is dehumidified. The water is removed from the air and collected into a tank inside the unit. The water then passes through an extensive water filtration system, which cleans it from possible chemical and microbiological contaminations. The result is perfect drinking water – almost pure H20.
Named one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and one of the world’s top innovators by Foreign Policy, Water-Gen ‘s large scale units can each produce up to 3,000 liters of pure, healthy drinking water from the air per day. With this capacity, saving entire villages from death and disease due to drinking water shortage is finally within reach.
Water-Gen systems have already been installed in several developing countries in homes, residential complexes, factories and hospitals. And at just 2 cents of electricity to produce a liter of water, it’s the lowest cost solution for water supply available.
To learn more about their products and technology,
visit the Water-Gen website.