The Genesis Life Cube is a piece of technology which fulfils three purposes: generating electricity, producing drinking water for local consumption and refining crude oil into fuels such as diesel. In developing countries this system can provide much needed resources, and also facilitates economic growth through providing a reliable electricity supply. Here is our guide to how this technology works and the positive impact it can have on communities.
A Combination of Three Technologies
The Genesis Life Cube combines three separate technologies, an integrated power plant, a crude processing unit and a reverse osmosis facility. This solves three of the main problems faced by many developing nations: consistent water and electricity supply, and extraction of crude oil products which can be sold locally. Crude oil is often exported to be refined, then fuels re-imported, usually at a significantly higher cost. The Genesis Life Cube cuts out this process and allows communities to benefit from a cost-effective fuel supply. It provides a socially responsible solution by meeting the needs of communities in the surrounding area while also boosting the local economy and providing employment opportunities for local people.
A Reliable Electricity Source
The process of refining crude oil into fuels releases heavy oil and liquid petroleum gas as by-products. The integrated power plant element of the Genesis Life Cube is capable of generating up to 20 megawatts of electricity per day, which is sufficient to supply 20,000 homes. A lack of electric lighting in developing countries hinders progress and encourages crime, but with technology like this available, work and household tasks can carry on outside of daylight hours, and the region becomes more attractive for business.
Clean Drinking Water Supply
In many developing countries, communities do not have access to clean, safe drinking water, which can lead to health problems. The Genesis Life Cube can help solve this problem by generating drinking water through a reverse osmosis process. Reverse osmosis involves treating seawater and brackish water to remove salt and make it safe for drinking. This facility is powered by the electricity generated from the integrated power plant and it can produce up to 800,000 litres of fresh water per day. Technologies like reverse osmosis facilities can have a huge impact in areas without a clean water supply.
The integration of three technologies in the Genesis Life Cube is a solution unique to Evolve. We have been working to install these systems in several developing countries around the world, and we hope to continue to bring our innovative technologies to more nations. Even developed countires can benefit from these systems, especially remote regions that might need to import fuel and electricity from the mainland, usually at inflated prices.
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