Water treatment filters from BlueGoldWorks? There are nine different Moringa tree species in Southern Africa, north-eastern Africa, Madagascar and India. However, the only endemic Southern African Moringa species is the Moringa ovalifolia. This tree naturally grows in Namibia. It extends from the escarpment mountains northwest of Keetmanshoop to the Kaokoveld in the north. Even as far as in southern Angola. It often grows alongside the Baobab tree, and its habitat consists mainly of the desert or arid savannah vegetation. These trees can grow up to 7m tall, with soft whitish bark, oval leaves and long triangular seed pods. Here at The Growcery Camp, we have been able to cultivate this specific species of Moringa from seed. The seeds of our Moringa Trees are the Moringa waterhole at Halali in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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 more info on Water treatment plants.
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 additional details on here.