Marnix Stokvis & Marc van Zuylen
Aquablu’s main purpose as a company is to make it easy for people to turn to safe drinking water, without taxing the planet’s resources in the process. Thanks to its unique filtration technology, it produces pure and mineral-rich drinking water in a sustainable and natural way. Supreme Osmosis technology ensures Aquablu users can turn even the most contaminated forms of water, into pure drinking water. Aquablu’s (monitoring) technology is driven by Artificial Intelligence, ensuring the system is always one step ahead. The Aquablu App allows its users to get insight into the quality of their drinking water, as well as the technical status of their system. Using an Aquablu purifier eliminates the need for plastic bottles, leading to a fundamental reduction of plastic waste, waste water & carbon dioxide emissions.
Being a surfer, Marnix had always been close to nature. Whenever he traveled the world, water was always at the very center of life. Shipping water from Fiji to Europe, however, creates the direct opposite. With hundreds of millions of people relying on plastic bottles as their only safe water source, no wonder these plastics litter today’s oceans, streets and beaches. Marnix, together with his business partner & co-founder Marc, believes that no one should ever have to rely on plastic bottles for safe drinking water. The first smart purifier was invented to not only tackle the plastic problem but bring safety and transparency to a market that is characterized by misunderstanding.
Safe water is a fundamental human right. Still, over 663 million people live without access to clean drinking water. Our rivers, resevoirs, lakes and seas are drowning in chemicals, waste, plastic and other pollutants. 80% of the world’s wastewater is dumped back into the environment. The widespread problem of water pollution is jeopardizing our health. Meanwhile, our drinkable water sources are finite: less then 1% of the earth’s fresh water is actually accessible to us. Still, too many people depend on plastic bottles to access safe drinking water. Aquablu tackles these two problems at once: we are on a mission to make safe local (bottle-less) drinking water available for everyone, everywhere.