The company specialized in designing, developing and testing water desalination, water treatment and water reuse systems with low energy cost and their application with renewable energy systems, has create this platform for developing solutions, demonstrative and innovative projects related to water desalination technologies and the applied use of renewable energies.
The Canary Islands have a very high level of desalination development, not only in terms of installed capacity but also in terms of know-how. These islands, situated in the middle of the Atlantic, have the highest density of desalination plants per square kilometre in the world. There is a great variety of plant sizes with different design conditions and location, and a wide diversity of technologies is implemented.
This makes the Canary Islands an ideal place for testing and experimentation in the field of desalination. Moreover, the great dependence on imported fossil fuels, along with the favourable sun and wind conditions of the islands, provide ideal opportunities to foster research, development and innovation in the implementation of renewable energies in desalination processes.
Living Lab offers the following opportunities:
Real testbed desalination platform
Experimental areas, resources and technical and logistic support for the installation and testing of prototypes and new devices focused on desalination, related fields and renewable energy desalination. The company skills, desalination facilities and resources are made available to research centers and companies with the aim of achieving their research and development goals.
Technical support and consultancy for the development of projects of desalination technology, energy efficiency solutions, desalination governance and renewable energy integration to desalination.
Desalination knowledge and technology transfer
Training activities, educational programs, researcher internship, knowledge and technology transfer, technical specifications, technical tender documentation.
The Living Lab has created the necessary conditions, infrastructures and protocols for accessing to desalination plants, to enable universities, research and technology centers, manufacturers, companies, operators and end users to collaborate and cooperate, using all the resources available within the ecosystem.
The company is interested in stablish technical cooperation agreement, commercial agreement with technical assistance, research cooperation and joint venture.
The company offers the service to researchers, manufactures and end users with the purpose of promoting and maturing their commercial potential of a desalination-related technology, product and/or service