“Desertification needs more attention”

What started out as a school project of Fontys students to solve a global problem is currently on the verge of becoming a sustainable enterprise. Miraz develops a machine that produces water from air. Their purpose? To offer part of the solution against desertification. Desertification is the expansion or formation of very dry areas that make the soil infertile. “You soon think of the Sahara, but when we started our research we found out that it is also common in South America, southern Europe, China, Australia and that the problem is getting worse,” says Alex Timmers, one of the...

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