Solar Distillation

Solar Distillation

Water Recovery through Renewable Energy

Launched in Australia, the latest innovation in water recovery technology, Flamingo concentrated solar technology. 

By utilising vacuum to create negative pressure, we are able to pull in pumpable slurries as well as non-ideal sources of water. The vacuum also drops the boiling point of water from 100 °C to 83 °C.

Our technology harnesses massive 12m sections of highly reflective curved mirrors to focus solar irradiance to do two things:

  • Separate pure distilled water from the input stream
  • Continually do so until we obtain a dry output or what is frequently called zero liquids discharge.

We have miniaturised and turbo-charged nature’s rain cycle into a compact modular form which allows for decentralised treatment of water.

Clean and Efficient Solution

This technology has been independently assessed by the Solar Impulse Foundation and received the award of Efficient Solution.

Solar Impulse Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with decision-makers to implement solutions that protect the environment.   

Efficient Solution is  the award given to solutions that meet the criteria of being clean, efficient and profitable, with a positive impact on environment and quality of life.

JWA - RIN Out of the BOx Finalists 2021

Our zero-carbon water distillation technology has also been recognised by the Resource Industry Network (RIN) where we have been nominated as finalists for the ‘OUT OF THE BOX’ award.

Resource Industry Network is the only not-for-profit member group representing the resource sector and allied industries within the Mackay region.


hypersaline brine

Hypersaline Brine, Seawater

pure water

Pure Water


Dry Salts


tailings wastewater management


pure water

Pure Water

Dried tailings

Dried Tailings, Fines


Sewage wastewater treatment

Sewage Sludge

pure water

Pure Water


Biosolids, Biochar

Benefits of Flamingo Solar Distillation System

  • Zero-carbon technology - powered by solar.
  • Scalable - modular system able to attain megaliter to gigaliter volumes.
  • Cost effective - zero liquids discharge at orders of magnitude vs existing systems.
  • Transportable and relocatable.
  • On-site water treatment to reduce cost of transportation and emissions.
  • Reuse wastewater and reduce extraction of water from local sources.

Flamingo Brochure 

Flamingo Brochure

Flamingo News Articles

  1.  Pure water extracted from waste streams - Australian Water Association (
  2. ENERGY INNOVATOR: Introducing JWA and their Flamingo - Renewables Now (
  3. Miners eye breakthrough zero-carbon tech to turn wastewater into pure water - Eco Voice (
  4. Step closer to waterless mining - Amira (
  5. Water purification technology using solar energy prepares for inaugural Australian installation - METS Ignited (

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Our Clients and Major Projects

  • Santos
  • Chevron
  • John Holland
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Origin
  • Arrow Energy
  • QGC
  • Schlumberger
  • Oil Search
  • Weatherford
  • CPB
  • Woodside
  • Spiecapag
  • RioTinto
  • Petrom
  • Reliance
  • Saipem
  • Commonwealth Games 2018
  • WestConnex