Founded in: 2014
Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona
According to the UN, over two billion people lack reliable access to safe water today and by 2030, the world will only have 60 per cent of the water demanded by growing global populations. To address this serious need, Zero Mass Water has found a way to create water abundance in nearly every corner of the world using only sunlight and air.
The mission of Zero Mass Water, a participating company in the Macquarie Capital Venture Studio (MCVS), is to make drinking water an unlimited resource. Its SOURCE Hydropanel creates drinking water by simply combining sunlight and air - made possible by the application of advanced materials science, thermodynamics, and controls technology. Zero Mass Water puts the power of safe, high-quality water production into the hands of every person in nearly every climate and corner of the world.
Cody Friesen, Founder and CEO of Zero Mass Water
Installed on a roof or on the ground, SOURCE extracts water vapor from the air to make, mineralize and deliver drinking water to your tap - all without plugging into an additional electric or water supply.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Cody is a technology innovator passionate about solving the world's challenges. He is also the founder of Fluidic Energy, an advanced battery company powering remote grids worldwide. He is a professor and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. Cody served two terms on the US Manufacturing Council for the US Department of Commerce, as the co-chair of the Energy subcommittee. He earned a BSE in Materials Science and Engineering from Arizona State University, and a PhD in the same discipline from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chief Operating Officer
Vinayak oversees global manufacturing, supply chain, quality, reliability and field activities. Prior to joining Zero Mass Water, he was responsible for the global supply chain operations at SolarCity. Vinayak was SVP of Global Operations and VP of Supply Chain and Operations at SunEdison. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, MS in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana and earned his MBA from Santa Clara University.
Chief Financial Officer
Al focuses on Corporate Financing and Project Financing activities. Before Zero Mass Water, Al served as SVP of Corporate Development and Strategy at TerraForm Global, where he led the company's sale to private equity. Al served as Regional General Manager for SunEdison’s solar and wind plants in the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.