Saltworks Appears in the Economist

October 30th 2009

Saltworks Technologies launches into the desalination industry with an exclusive article in The Economist detailing its breakthrough low-cost technology.


The article, published in both print and online editions of The Economist, is the first to showcase Saltworks’ patent pending process that uses up to 80 percent less electrical energy relative to conventional desalination technologies by harnessing low-temperature heat and atmospheric dryness.


“The team has been working incredibly hard to accomplish a full seawater plant scale-up in secret; we now look forward to delivering this technology to initial customers,” said Joshua Zoshi, co-founder and president.


The Saltworks team, who have been working in stealth for the last year building Canada’s first permitted desalination test facility and their demonstration plant in Vancouver, are now preparing for the second phase of their launch. Zoshi along with CEO and co-founder Ben Sparrow, plan to present their innovative technology at the World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse on November 8 in Dubai. Part of their presentation involves a suitcase desalination device used to demonstrate their process’s simplicity and achievability.


Sparrow and Zoshi said the company could not have succeeded this far without their dedicated team of engineers, board of directors, and partners.


“Saltworks is pleased to be out in the open and promoting its solution. We look forward to working with the desalination sector to build projects that provide sustainable water for agriculture, industry, and municipal use,” said Sparrow.


Saltworks would like thank BC Hydro and Powertech Labs, the National Research Council of Canada, the Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre, Knight Piésold Ltd., the BC Innovative Clean Energy Fund, Great Northern Way Campus, and the City of Vancouver.

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