Designer training, Mehdi Hadj Abed founded the company EauNergie 2006 in association with the Foundation Prince Albert II.

Winner of the Monaco Government Innovation Award a few months earlier, this former designer of beer bottles has devised the first water treatment machine by renewable energy.

Capable of processing both seawater, river water or water discharges, the ingenious device displays a production cost of between 20 000 and 150 000 euros.