The young entrepreneur Karlos Lenniel Miranda, the founder of WATRIC Energy Resources, visited the Ultimate Solutions facilities in Puerto Rico to see and learn about automation and development processes that could be applied to their innovative products.
Karlos, who was born and lives in Puerto Rico, is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.
After the catastrophic Hurricane Maria passed through the Island, the young businessman established his company in the face of limited access to potable water and a reliable power grid. He says that this emergency and his love for nature inspired him to create solutions aimed at both individual and collective sustainability.
It was then that his project was born. WATRIC Energy Resources water generation technology extracts water from the air at the lowest possible energy and maintenance cost, without the use of air compression systems. Its self-contained system is revolutionary because the technology adapts to its environment, making it effective for use in any climate or under most atmospheric conditions.
The water generator called WALT uses patented technology to produce water from the air so that clean drinking water can be constantly accessed. The system has a two-stage filtration that guarantees fresh drinking water, free of harmful additives.
With his project, Karlos was chosen to participate in the EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) competition, and part of his advice is to learn and talk with other entrepreneurs within their industry.
“Young people like Karlos inspire us. Here we show him the type of automation that is used to develop our projects, he saw the different machines that we are making in the workshop, how the mechanical design interacts with the electrical design, the considerations when designing a piece of equipment, and what regulations apply to their devices,” said Yoel Rivera, President of Ultimate Solutions.
The GSEAs are the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and national competitions in hopes of qualifying for the global finals. GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require mentorship, recognition, and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.