The GIST initiative is led by the U.S. Department of State, and the Tech-I competition is implemented by AAAS.
Juan Carlos Guáqueta - ACUACARE
Stage of Development: Start Up
- Juan Manuel Gutierrez-CTO & Cofounder
- Alberto Pardo-CMO- Team member
- Jorge Luiz Gonzalez- Team member
- Pilar Santana- Team member
AcuaCare biologically treats wastewater using earthworms and microorganisms, which transform the pollution in the water into organic fertilizer (humus) and allows the treated water to be reused for irrigation. Compared to traditional technologies, AcuaCare is 70% cheaper to use, reduces energy consumption by 80%, and is 30% cheaper to install sewage water on rural houses and communities with even lower costs.