Water treatment filters with BlueGoldWorks? The Moringa tree is also the phantom tree, ghost tree or the African Moringa. In Afrikaans, it is known as the sprokiesboom. The Herero tribe calls it Omutindi, and to the Ovambo tribe, it is known as Oluhongwe. It adapts to the hot, dry Namib Desert. Its succulent stem stores water and nutrients. These help it through the dry winter months, allowing it to multiply here in the hot Richtersveld as well. The silvery bark reflects the sun’s rays. The silvery bark is preventing the plant from overheating and the seeds release are only releases during summer and autumn. Which is when the most rainfall occurs in Namibia and northern South Africa. The wind then scatters these seeds, and so new trees grow, and the Moringa population multiplies.
Blue Gold Works Inc. (BGW) is a for profit company that harvests and sells products derived from the Moringa tree, grown sustainably by African farmers. BGW sells organic oil and honey to premium skin care brands and also produces water filters from the waste stream of the oil production. The water filters are sold to local female “waterpreneurs” in Africa who deliver drinking water-as-a-service in their communities. Our Management Team consists of professionals drawn from a variety of industries. Our Advisors add scientific and financial expertise and our Partners are field practitioners. Discover even more info on Water treatment filters.
In villages from Sudan to the Himalayas, seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree have been used for centuries to purify water. Recently, research has shown this inexpensive, plentiful, biodegradable substance capable of much more. BGW allows women waterpreneurs in Africa using our plant-based filter to treat and sell drinking water that is safer, less expensive, and more convenient than all competitors. We make money by professionally managing the supply chain of added-value Moringa products (organic Moringa oil and monofloral honey) from our African farming cooperatives to Western premium skin care brands.
Andrew Cromarty is Chair of BGW’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Cromarty has a proven track record in management & operations, product and service delivery, new technology creation, intellectual property evaluation, business model refinement, and team building and leadership. His professional experience includes product/service design, definition, development, and delivery; R&D and IT management; project, line, and corporate management; and corporate strategic partnering, staff management, public relations, technology transfer, and intellectual property management. He has managed development of a wide range of systems from research prototypes through commercial products and services. Dr. Cromarty has served as board member and chief officer of companies ranging in size from technology startup through billion-dollar publicly-traded corporation spanning broadband, satellite / wireless, entertainment services, corporate venture capital investment, and investment banking. Presently he is Chairman and President/CEO of Heath Company (Heathkit®), a century-old electronics manufacturing firm.
The seeds can even be crushed and added to murky water to purify it, as it acts as a natural binder. This Binder either moves the undesired particles to the bottom or allows them to float to the surface. On the surface, it is easy to remove. It is only about 2 to 3 seeds per litre of water. The San people used the Moringa tree as a supply for water, especially in the desert regions of Southern Africa. They would make a small hole in the bottom of the tree trunk. Just big enough to fit in a piece of reed. After a while, the tree sap would start to flow. The san collected the watery liquid, in ostrich shells, it is quite bitter, but in time of no to very little water available, this was good enough to keep them going! They would then reseal the hole with a piece of clay made from the tree sap and some soil which prevents the tree from rotting and move on to their next destination. Discover even more details on this website.