Israeli company Watergen has scored a major publicity coup for its machine that turns humid air into water. According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, the technology has been installed at the Prince’s Palace.
WaterGen chairman Israeli-Georgian businessman and philanthropist Mikhael Mirilashvili and HSH Prince Albert met in an event organised by Tel Aviv University and investor and philanthropist Aaron Frenkel that marked the launching of the “Combat Pollution Initiative,” which aims to use a number of Israeli technologies to battle pollution in the Mediterranean region, the Jerusalem Post reported.
“One million plastic bottles are used every minute around the world,” said WaterGen executive chairman Maxim Pasik. “More than half a trillion bottles are used every year. In thirty years we are going to have another two billion people around the planet.” He added that “we are moving towards astronomical numbers of plastic waste and a significant amount of environmental pollution as a result. Our technology completely solves this problem.”
Watergen was created in Rishon Lezion in 2009 and developed technology that can turn atmospheric water into safe water. GEN-350, the water generator created by the company, can produce up to 900 litres of water per day. It weighs a mere 800 kilograms, making the system transportable and easily installable.
The technology has since been brought to some of the places most lacking in clean water throughout the world, including South Africa, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, and Uzbekistan.