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Tech-I 2014 Finalist - Juan Carlos Guáqueta

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The GIST initiative is led by the U.S. Department of State, and the Tech-I competition is implemented by AAAS. 

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Juan Carlos Guáqueta - ACUACARE

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Stage of Development: Start Up

 

Sector: Agriculture 

 

Country: Colombia

 

Website: www.acuacare.com

 

Team: 

  • Juan Manuel Gutierrez-CTO & Cofounder
  • Alberto Pardo-CMO- Team member
  • Jorge Luiz Gonzalez- Team member
  • Pilar Santana- Team member

Company Description: 

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. 

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