The world’s first completely solar-powered beverage micro-factory started its journey in the spring of 2020, when Swedish startup Wayout International waved its container-sized machine goodbye from the port of Norrköping, south of Stockholm.
With shipping options already radically reduced by Covid-19, the micro-factory set out across the Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, via the Suez Canal, stopping by Saudi Arabia, India and Sri Lanka, landing at last in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Stockholm: “There are large pools of capital for investments that could be used for ambitious water projects, but it is not happening. It is up to political leaders to be bold and embrace practical responses for water preservation. The World Water Week (WWW) is a platform to show them the way .”
Aquaporin A/S, developer of biomimetic membranes for industrial and consumer water applications, has announced that it has formally signed a joint development agreement with Berghof Membrane Technology GmbH, leading manufacturer of tubular membranes for the filtration and separation of industrial process streams and wastewater.
The agreement initiates commercial efforts, wherein both companies will leverage their respective expertise in forward osmosis (FO) and tubular membrane technologies, to launch products targeted for high-strength industrial wastewater and food and beverage process streams.