|Time||2015-2017||2017-2020||2020 and beyond|
|Goals||Begin processing 20,000 tonnes of water per day.||Begin processing 500 million tonnes of water per year.||Begin processing 20 billion tonnes of water per year.|
If we are able to achieve our short and medium-term objectives by 2020, our long-term objective will then be to ensure that fresh water sources are used to a minimum. Below are the advantages of our technology for the planet:
- Energy consumption is very low, meaning that renewable energy is the best energy source for our technology. Other types of energy are poorly utilized, which has led to global warming and irreversible damage to the world’s ecosystem and atmosphere. Using renewable energy as the main source of energy can begin to reduce the damage done to our planet.
- We are able to reduce damage done to the planet by replacing reservoirs and dams. Reservoirs damage the ecosystem and their construction and maintenance costs are extremely high. The Baoshan Reservoir, completed in 1985, costs NT$117.76 per cubic meter. The Nashua Reservoir, completed in 1993, costs NT$66.18 per cubic meter. The maintenance costs of these reservoirs is also increasing as time goes on. Our seawater desalination plants cost considerably less to construct compared to reservoirs.
- Using our technology will also stop the need to search for underground water. Many countries rely heavily on underground water as their fresh water supply. Sourcing too much underground water has caused subsidence and underground water has gone through a process of salinization due to concentrated seawater permeating underground water. This problem can be solved by using our technology and the damage caused by our over-reliance of underground water will be greatly reduced.
- There is no fear of there being a shortage of seawater. Fresh water is fast becoming more scarce, whereas the planet has an abundance of seawater, and will do so as water flows back to the sea in a natural cycle. There is only 3% fresh water on the planet, meaning that 97% of the planet’s water is from the sea. If our fresh water supply were to dry up, we would still have a water source that we would be able to use.
With all of these advantages, we believe it is possible for this technology to alleviate all problems surrounding fresh water. However, this is a huge task and may only be reached with the development and sufficient cooperation of shareholders.