Category Archives: Renewable Water

Taking Water On Board To Save Others From Sinking

Berlin 28 August 2013

EVE® Street Drones

The condition of municipal water distribution networks in Central, Eastern and Central Southern Europe is at best poor. Even after investing billions of Euros of Public Money into improving the delivery of local utilities the vision of providing everyone quality potable water suitable for drinking is still a long way off. But by taking new technologies on board we believe we can make a real difference.

Improving Technical Due Diligence

Better technical due diligence methods must be implemented to improve utility management and high-tech solutions such as EVE® Drones can do much to conserve water, save money, reduce CO₂ emissions and improve the quality of drinking water and life for millions.

SOLIDEA Group EVE® team are developing EVE® Drones, Google software and FLIR TAU aerial technology to better serve technical due diligence of water utilities in Central and Western Europe. Continue reading

Hypermarket ZNE? Thanks to EVE® Fossil Fuel Free!

Portland, Oregon, August 26, 2012

Supermarkets and Hypermarkets work on very low profit margins, as low as 3% of sales. Their business model, put simply, is to provide the retail customer the biggest choice and lowest market price all under one roof.

Over the last decade energy costs in retail have doubled and by 2013 the cost of energy for the ill prepared will be more than 2% of sales. The ultimate prize for energy cost saving in this industry is of course free energy generated onsite and from a sustainable and renewable green source. But so far it was either impossible or carried too higher CAPEX and to this day no top brand Zero Net Energy Supermarket or Hypermarket exists. Continue reading

Cola Air, the world’s first Renewable Cola

Amsterdam July 29, 2012

Modern bottling plants are designed to consume far less water than lets say a decade ago. SOLIDEA Group have come up with a new idea, using SOLIDEA’s own AirWell+ and providing pure condensed water from the atmosphere. “We have considered Schiphol Airport roof in Amsterdam to illustrate how Cola Air might work” says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker “The air above Schiphol is just perfect for the Worlds first renewable Cola” Continue reading

Great Mines Think Alike

Santiago, July 23 2012

The remote mining industry holds huge potential for the renewable energy and renewable water industry who fondly refer to their art as “Watergy”. SOLIDEA’s Watergy is an holistic modern economic approach to the combined energy, water and waste consumption of any installation an art that saves mine owners and operators money.

Good Watergy practice for remote mining project considers the full life cycle impact of the fuel, energy, water and waste design and both on and off the site. Watergy is a hot topic in the mining industry these days as public opinion, natural conservation and meeting tough new environmental requirements impacts project certainty even in the remotest locations.

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PowerCan® 200 + “The Poop Scoop In The Loop”

Rosh Ha’ayn 2 July, 2012

Solid wastes cause congestion in the Municipal sewage its the end of the life cycle for some systems; but small scale gasification systems like the PowerCan® 200 lend a helping hand. Solid wastes can be extracted in line upstream and at a local level. “This significantly reduces the impact on the water treatments system at the end of the line” says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker “A containerized system is unobtrusive taking up no more space than a few parking places, it processes the extracted solid waste or sludge”.

The PowerCan® 200 system produces a bio-waste pellets in line. The pellets are then fed into the  PowerCan® 200 CHP unit to generate energy. CHP produces heat which is used for the sludge drying process. The electricity generated keeps the whole pellet production process operational 24 hours per day with most of the electrical energy produced by the CHP is sold to the local power grid as  renewable energy. SOLIDEA has developed a truly sustainable value added human waste to energy [H-WtE] system with the PowerCan® 200.  .

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The Basics of “Watergy” for Countries without Pants

Stockholm June 15, 2012

Container Deposit Legislation [CDL] is soon to be adopted throughout the European Union and it would do best building on the success of the CDL in Sweden. The aim of CDL is to improve the efficiency of recycling, reducing the impact at the landfill, it targets beverage packaging sorting, where a nominal deposit provides an economic incentive to clean it up. By taking the packaging back to the supermarket or recycling center the bearer may redeem the deposit.

Practically all consumption-ready soft drinks, alcohol and other cold beverages sold in Sweden have a deposit or “pant”. A pant is often mistakenly referred to as a tax. “A pant is not a tax because you get it back” Says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker “and now, its not only beverages, many kinds of aseptic packaging may also now carry pants”. Continue reading

SOLIDEA’s Waterworks for Guinea

Conakry May 17, 2012

Women and Children in a colorful queue of water buckets and bowls in a Conakry suburb yesterday. The power is on between 9pm and midnight and with it comes the water. This filling station is free, water is available elsewhere in Conakry, but its not free, “Without energy there is no Water Says” SOLIDEA’s Roland Montagnon. “and the shortage of energy means there is often only a chance for water twice a day. Continue reading

WE, Green Swedes and Undersink Renewables

Malmo, May 16, 2012

A Garbage Disposal Unit Circa 1969

“There is nothing greener than a garbage disposal unit in modern plumbing. At SOLIDEA Group we are asking our real estate development clients not to forget them in their projects” says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker. “The good old fashioned waste disposal unit is really making a come back in WE [Waste Etiquette] and developments which promote such innovation are cutting edge despite old hat technology”.

Foodwaste or organic waste accounts for 15-20% of all household garbage in Europe and the Middle East, garbage sorting and recycling at home increases the biological quantity and the potential for Methane. That’s really bad news because it is this content that causes Methane in the landfill site and its dirty garbage that makes the garbage sorting business the mess that is today. Continue reading

SOLIDEA for the SIN’s of Comoros

Moroni May 13, 2012

The Union of Comoros is a little known archipelago of small island nations [SIN’s]. These Comoros Islands are located off the East Coast of Africa. Excluding Mayotte; the last of the Islands belonging to the French Commonwealth, [in theory part of the EU] Comoros is the third smallest Nation in the African continent its also one of the poorest.

SOLIDEA recently completed an energy investment study for Comoros and with a focus on Moroni and its  disadvantage of no reliable deep sea port facilities. Continue reading

Renewable Water for Guinea’s Ignace Deen

Conakry April 23, 2012

The Ignace Deen Hospital is a colonial public hospital in Conakry Guinea, a relic of the 18th Century. Conakry has two public hospitals to serve the 2 million or so inhabitants, the Ignace Deen and the Donka. Both hospitals best described as unreliable are however the only alternatives for the poor people of Conakry. Continue reading