Stanmore Resources Limited’s (ASX: SMR) 100% owned subsidiary has executed a contract with SOURCE Global Australia Pty Ltd for a ‘solar to water’ project to produce drinking water solely from renewable resources using only sustainable processes and technology.
The agreement to supply drinking water that uses “Hydropanel” technology. This innovative, patented technology requires only the energy of the sun to draw an inexhaustible supply of pure water vapour from the air and convert it to high-quality drinking water.
Power generating solar panels power the delivery system to transfer potable water to buildings where it is consumed.
Hydropanels operate entirely off the grid and need minimal piped water infrastructure.
They are uniquely suited to create an onsite, sustainable solution for the company’s operations near Moranbah, which have been reliant on trucking town water for drinking to site as well as bottled water brought in by employees.
We are committed to sustainability and innovation, and with this breakthrough technology, we can make our drinking water from an entirely renewable resource,” Stanmore’s CEO, Marcelo Matos, said.
“The project will serve our employees needs and, by preserving other potable water resources for the community and reducing CO2 emissions from trucked water, and plastic waste, make a meaningful, long term and positive contribution to the environment.”
The company’s initial Hydropanel installation will serve the Isaac Plains operation and the Isaac Downs project located in Moranbah, Queensland.
Over its lifetime, the installation is expected to preserve 12 million litres of potable water. In addition, it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with producing, bottling, and/or transporting drinking water over long distances.
This patented technology, developed by SOURCE, currently serves water-stressed communities, schools, hospitals, NGOs, businesses, and homes across the world.
Unlike piped, bored or bottled water, SOURCE water is produced where it is needed and constantly measured and monitored by digital sensors in each panel. More than 91% of the materials used in the technology are mass bulk recyclable.