Hydraloop wins Best of best award at world's largest electronic show CES2020
Dutch company Hydraloop won the award for the Best of Best at the electronic technology trade show CES2020 in Las Vegas on 9 January. Hydraloop developed a water purification system that can easily be placed in homes and recycles up to 85 percent of all domestic water used.
Winner in three categories
The Consumer Electronic Show is the largest event on consumer electronics and takes place in Las Vegas, USA. This year the event showed 4,400 exhibitors and is expected to attract 170,000 visitors from all over the world.
The trade website Engadgets organises the Best of CES-awards and this year a selection was made in 15 categories out of a total of 400 nominated innovative products.
Hydraloop won in three categories: Best of Best, Best Startup and Best Sustainability Product.
In-house water reuse
Hydraloop has worked for a decade on developing a system that reuses domestic water in an affordable and easy-to-use way. The system has a low-maintenance and does not compromise on convenience or personal hygiene.
In November 2017, the company brought their first product to market in the Netherlands. The product recycles 85% of all domestic water used. It cleans and disinfects shower, bath, and washing machine water so it can be reused for toilet flushing, washing machines, the garden, or swimming pools.
Journalists of Engadget news website wrote individual reviews on the winners in the different categories. Three of them concerned Hydraloop.
In her rave review of the winner in the Best of Best category, Editor-in-Chief Dana Wollman, writes that all 15 category winners are diverse, and all winners in their own right. “However, Hydraloop won our team's vote by a significant margin as it has the potential to reduce domestic water consumption significantly, and negate one of the inevitable effects of climate change: water shortages.”
In his review on the winner of the category Best Sustainability Product, editor Chris Ip, praises the low maintance of the Hydraloop system. “While not cheap at USD 4,000, the unit has the advantage of being a "set and forget" device. Sustainable practices will really take hold in people's daily lives when they're frictionless, and that's what Hydraloop aims for.
Hydraloop is headquartered at the water technology center the Water Campus in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (a United Nations Innovating City). Its recently opened US office is at the Water Council at the The Global Water Center in Milwaukee.