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Usages of fresh water abstraction

    World Water Development Report 2012

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    Rare resources, growing needs

    Essential for any life form as well as human activities, water is a rare and fragile resource, which is unevenly distributed across the Earth. Whilst “black gold” has been an important global issue throughout the 20th century, “blue gold” will without a doubt shape global geopolitics and economy in the century to come.

    Ill-adapted or inexistent infrastructures and an inadequate awareness of these issues give rise to a waste of our resources, the destruction of our environment and enormous losses in financial and human resources.

    An alarming context, which Ennesys cannot change on its own, but whose wastewater transformation solutions may prevent and alleviate effects, especially as the elimination of this wastewater is expensive.

    Ennesys transforms wastewater and organic waste into two resources with high added value: water and energy for everyone, according to their needs…

    In this global market, Ennesys has specifically adjusted its offer to three large sectors:

    • The city

    • The industry

    • Remote sites, lacking in resources and/or infrastructures


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    Urbanlab’s façade (the technology demonstrator and Ennesys’ premises) designed by architects Manuelle Gautrand and Axel Schoenert.



    INHABITANTS

    2

    EVERY SECOND
    THE URBAN POPULATION
    INCREASES
    BY

    UN-Habitat 2011


    MILLION
    PEOPLE
    MIGRATE
    TO URBAN AREAS
    IN DEVELOPED
    COUNTRIES

    5

    EVERY MONTH

    UN-Habitat 2011

    Whether emerging or historical, cities are subjected to a double economic and demographic pressure.
    They need structural solutions, which are adapted to their specific territory.

    Relevance of the offer in urban environments

    • Savings : an alternative to conventional clean-up systems, which have cost local authorities a lot of money until now. On the contrary, it recovers waste and generates significant savings.

    • Profitability : particularly in areas of strong demographic and/or economic growth.

    •  Autonomy : it contributes to a greater level of autonomy for water and renewable energy sites

    •  Standardisation : it naturally falls under current thermal and waste management regulations

    • Land : through its integrated systems in buildings (roofs, facades), it protects land space

    • Flexibility : in the absence of centralised sewage systems, it is a local and adjustable offer, which is an effective response to galloping urban growth

    Who is it for?

    • Local authorities, developers, promoters,

    • Public and private investors in real estate, the hotel trade, shopping centres etc…

    • Primary contractors, research departments, environmental offices etc…


    OF WASTEWATER
    WORLDWIDE
    IS NOT TREATED
    OR COLLECTED

    80%

    OVER

    World Water Development
    Report 2012

    OF INDUSTRIAL WATER
    WITHDRAWALS ARE
    USED TO PRODUCE
    ENERGY

    75%

    ROUGHLY

    World Water Development
    Report 2014


    Water is often an essential component in industrial production.

    Its increasing scarcity and the tightening of regulations in terms of industrial effluent waste, push a number of businesses to look for recycling solutions.

    Relevance of the offer targeted at industries

    • Simplicity : installation is easy for industrial buildings

    • Profitability : it is an opportunity to extend the production chain by recovering waste

    • Standardisation : it can be adapted to different national and sectorial legislations (including specific wastewater and discharges)

    Who is it for?

    Investors and managers who are worried about profitability, as well as environmental factors

    • Local decision-makers in charge of specific industrial zones (shared system)

    • Particular water-intensive sectors, such as the food-processing industry or the paper industry, through recovering their waste by phycoremediation

    • Waste-disposal facilities, now compelled to adopt more virtuous storage and evacuation solutions (in the treatment of leachate, in particular)


    OF THE PLANET’S
    POPULATION

    40%

    WATER SCARCITY
    ALREADY AFFECTS OVER

    Food and Agriculture
    Organization, 2012

    OF THOSE
    WITHOUT ACCESS
    TO AN IMPROVED
    SANITATION FACILITY
    LIVE IN RURAL AREAS

    71%

    Joint Monitoring Programme, 2013


    Some sites suffer from major water stress (desert areas, sites that are difficult to access, etc.). Other sites are created for a specific purpose, to respond to a temporary need or an emergency situation.

    A simple, quick, flexible and independent solution is required. Ennesys has therefore implemented its system based on a mobile version: the FreeWaterbox.

    Special features of the FreeWaterbox

    • Simplicity : the FreeWaterbox is compact and transportable, transported in a plug-and-play container

    • Independence : it produces the necessary energy for its own operations

    • Savings : it preserves “water” resources through its reuse

    Where is it relevant?

    • On temporary living bases : construction sites, oil and gas drilling sites, etc.

    • In emergency situations : refugee camps, sanitary camps, transit zones, etc.

    On any remote site, lacking in infrastructures and/or with limited access to water and energy resources (islands, for example)


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    A few dates

    March 2014

    Ennesys launches the FreeWaterbox.


    Septembre 2013

    Ennesys studies the installation of an Ennesys system on the Spring building in Nanterre with Bouygues Immobilier.


    April 2012

    The Établissement Public de La Défense Seine Arche provides a building for Ennesys to set up the Urbanlab (technology demonstrator).

    In October of the same year, two talented architects, Manuelle Gautrand and Axel Schoenert design the building’s future façade.


    March 2012

    Filing of their first patent focused on the system’s capacity to regulate the thermal units of a building.  

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