Dear Partners, respected Customers,
SolarSpring GmbH was founded on February 3rd, 10 years ago. Four employees from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems had the vision of making water available anywhere in the world.
What we have achieved so far:
- Well over 250 membrane distillation modules built
- Systems installed in over 20 countries
- More than 1.5 million euros invested in the development of technologies
- Over 20 public funded water treatment projects implemented
- Over 30 students and trainees educated
Thanks to the diligence, courage and creativity of it’s team, SolarSpring has become one of the leading companies in the field of membrane distillation. Industrial water treatment on the one hand and the drinking water supply on the other hand are the paths we will eagerly proceed upon in the future.
HighCon phase 1
The HighCon project is entering the second phase. A pilot plant for the treatment of high-salt wastewater was commissioned successfully at Deutsche Extract Coffee GmbH in Berlin and tested for two months. Now the module travels back to Freiburg, to then treat the wastewater for L’Oreal.
It was worth the wait: The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) has approved our project with the Abwasserverband Breisgauer Bucht (AZV). Within the next 12 months we will be installing an MD pilot system for ammonium separation and fertilizer production at our local waste water treatment plant.
More good news reached us at the end of last year: In March, the BrineMine project in Chile will kick off. An MD system will treat geothermal brines for the recovery of rare minerals and drinking water in the Andes at over 4,000 m above sea level. It proves to be a very interesting application indeed.
Drinking water for the Black Forest
We are also happy to have one of our drinking water treatment systems installed at the Höhengasthaus zum Kreuz. From now on, the water of the Brunnstube, which supplies the guest house and the surrounding holiday homes, will be treated with our facility.
To a successful year 2019!
And we are celebrating a big order from the Siemens Foundation and the next largest expansion of the plate and frame module is already in production. More about that in one of the next SolarSpring newsletters.
Daniel Pfeifle, CEO