Message from the CEO
Born in India and living and working in Silicon Valley for twenty plus years in technology inculcated in me the desire and passion to give back. I wanted to make a difference in people's lives. Water is capable of creation and destruction. Humanity has depleted the source of groundwater with carelessness and irresponsibility. I wanted to cause a change. Aeronero is a social enterprise that will continually innovate and work on technologies and solutions that will deliver mankind from water-related issues.
Message from the CTO
Clean water will no more be a luxury. Everyone should produce their own water anywhere at any time. Nature has always provided the best solution for the toughest questions. Our venture is a simple, comprehensive, permanent solution to the world’s largest problem. Unlike futuristic and complicated plans like linking of rivers, it needs neither extravagant infrastructure nor time-consuming heavy budget operations, thus saving the government time, energy, money, water and eventually human lives.
Fourteen years ago, Durga was keen to explore a new technology that made water from the air. Few experiments were done and few machines were installed but the idea was too early to take forward to implement large scale solutions to meet the need for water. The country still heavily relied on wells, bubble tops and water from the corporation. In 2018, Durga along with Dr. Kumar and Jyotsana worked together to implement pilots across the country to gather data and build efficiencies in the solution. Come March of 2019 the three came together to form Aeronero, For a profit social enterprise to bring to the world solutions that are affordable and sustainable to take the solution from pilot to the implementation stage. These pilots were executed with guidance from RASIT.
Dr. Kumar Loganathan and Jyotsna Kumar Co-Founders at Aeronero are the technologists behind Aeronero. The Concept of Atmospheric Water Generation is not new, however, the Innovative Technology of the Aeronero machines is quite unique. The Technology is unique in the efficiency, capacity, cost, filtration system, minerals cartridges as well as the variation in the climate and geographic areas that it can be in. This is in addition to the designs, air-conditioning, and customization that can fit in any community.
Dr. Kumar has introduced several ingenious products to the world and awarded them by prestigious institutions like IITM, IIMC, and BITS, etc. Each of his inventions is designed to solve a problem that is within plain sight but ignored by those around. From guided navigation systems for the physically challenged, automatic brake systems to avoid accidents, and rescue devices for children stuck in borewell holes, each incident that caused a stir in their minds inspired an invention.
As the whole city of Chennai reeled under the floods in 2015, there was a severe drinking water shortage which paved the way for the next invention. Deriving inspiration from the desert beetles, the technology behind Aeronero bio-mimicked the concept and developed the first prototype of the atmospheric water generator, that created water from humidity in the air.
Sourcing drinking water has changed with each generation. Our grandparents drew water from wells in their backyards; our parents drew water from bore wells. Today most of the urban areas in India source water through water tankers.
Enabling independence has been the aim of every invention so far and Aeronero has kept that promise, removing the need for any external source of water to produce drinking water but at an affordable cost.