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Reference number
Coordinator Aktiebolaget Scarab Development
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2018 - March 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Complete reuse of water is necessary in closed life support systems for long term human space voyages. Scarab has developed a technology that removes all types of contaminants from water and therefore can accomplish a complete reuse of water. Scarab applied for a grant from EU Horizon 2020 SME and received a Seal of Excellence for Phase 1 and has now prepared a business plan for the application to Phase 2 with a cut off in June 5, 2019.

Expected results and effects

Scarab has analysed both government and private efforts in the space industry and realized that a stronger partner than the ones Scarab already had in the Phase 1 business plan is necessary to enter the relatively closed and homogenous industry. Scarab has therefore entered an NDA with Airbus in order to be able to discuss the forms of cooperation that will take place in Phase 2. This is a strong improvement of Scarab’s business case.

Planned approach and implementation

Based on the findings of the Phase 1 study, Scarab has surveyed the present stakeholders in the international space industry in search of a resourceful partner and selected Airbus as the primary partner. This will lay a strong foundation for commercializing Scarab’s verified proprietary technology for zero liquid discharge for complete water reuse in life support systems, especially for long term human space voyages. This will enable Scarab to make an important contribution to European industry.

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Last updated 10 December 2018

Reference number 2018-02293

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