TOKYO—MOL PLUS (Representative: Takuya Sakamoto; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) today announced investment in WOTA CORP. (CEO: Yosuke Maeda; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo), which develops and offers small-scale decentralized water recycling system and technology for an autonomous control system for water treatment.
These WOTA-developed technologies provide safe, secure supplies of water even in areas hit by natural disasters or droughts. Expecting WOTA to make a great contribution to addressing future needs for water around the world, MOL PLUS decided to invest in the company. MOL PLUS will not only be involved in the implementation of WOTA’s small-scale decentralized water recycling system, and but will also promote business tie-ups with the MOL Group, such as adoption of WOTA products on the group’s cruise ship.
MOL PLUS continually works to generate synergetic effects based on startup companies’ innovative ideas and technologies and the MOL Group’s resources through investment in and collaboration with startups, aiming to create new businesses PLUS new value to the ocean shipping industry and society.
WOTA CORP. is a startup, which states “Why WOTA exists: WOTA seeks structural solutions to the world’s water crisis.” It develops an autonomous control system for water treatment and a small-scale, decentralized water recycling system to address various issues occurring due to uneven distribution, depletion, and pollution of water resources all over the globe.
Its products include the “WOTA BOX,” a portable water reuse plant that can be used as a temporary shower facility such as after natural disasters, and “WOSH,” a water-recycling hand-washing stand that can be used anywhere without the need for plumbing.
WOTA continually carries forward research and development and promotes its products with the aim of realizing a “small-scale decentralized water cycle society,” where humans can use water resources sustainably and freely.
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