Kristine Fredriksen (Norway)
The Norwegian startup Ocean Oasis’ vision is a world without water scarcity. Their offshore sustainable desalination solution allows for affordable and sustainable fresh water production to benefit people and industry in water stressed areas.
By 2050, 1 billion people are expected to be dependent on desalination of seawater to cover their need for fresh water. Desalination is an energy-intensive process, where more than 90% of the energy comes from fossil fuels as of today. Ocean Oasis’ groundbreaking innovation uses wave power to produce affordable and sustainable fresh water industrially, drawing on Norway’s offshore engineering expertise.