National First prize winner


Providing potable water via a floating freeze desalination platform


Currently water supply systems pose challenges due to climate change, increasing water scarcity, population growth, demographic changes and urbanization. Water is thought to be abundant as it covers about 70% of our planet, but only 3% of this is freshwater and 2/3 of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers. According to the World Health Organisation, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025.

Cryotap is a floating system that provides low-cost water production for coastal areas, eliminating water transport costs and fossil fuel consumption. It is an autonomous system, using 100% renewable energy and our in-house developed freeze desalination technology, which is HFC/CFC free. It has been designed to be easily transported where and when it is needed, additionally it is scalable which can provide water for a small hotel up to municipal applications.

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  • 2016 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Sustainable Land Use, Sustainable Production Systems
  • Greece

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  • Ntinis Donatos co-founder / Athanasiou Tasos co-founder

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