Algae technology attracts investment

US wastewater treatment specialist World Water Works (WWW) has made an investment in Aquanos Energy, an Israeli company that has designed a patent-pending algae-based treatment process for wastewater purification and renewable energy production.

The company said it can further enhance and optimise the Aquanosprocess using its algae harvesting technology optimised (AHTO) expertise along with moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBRs).

WWW president and chief executive Mark Fosshage said: “I see this technology as a significant disruptor in the wastewater industry, and we are very excited about this partnership.

"Our core technology will help complement their process to take the technology to the next level by producing sellable products.”

Author: Natasha Wiseman, Editor, Water & Wastewater Treatment