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1st EIP Water Conference: Isle Utilities Bringing Innovation to market 21 Nov 2013


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Isle Utilities is a Niche technology & innovation consultancy with global presence. Its focus is on water, waste, built environment, energy and low carbon. Its Technology Approval Group (TAG) helps accelerate technology development and commercialization.

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1st EIP Water Conference: Isle Utilities Bringing Innovation to market 21 Nov 2013

  1. 1. Bringing innovation to the market Fiona Griffith Managing Director Isle Utilities 21 November 2013 EU Parliament, Brussels
  2. 2. BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE MARKET Fiona Griffith Managing Director, Isle Utilities 21st November 2013
  3. 3. ISLE and TAG Introduction
  4. 4. Introduction to Isle  Niche technology & innovation consultancy  Global presence  Water, waste, built environment, energy and low carbon  TAG to accelerate technology development and commercialisation  Closing the loop 4
  5. 5. Our Global Footprint 5
  6. 6. Our European Footprint 6
  7. 7. Our US Footprint 7
  8. 8. Our Australian Footprint 8
  9. 9. What is the Technology Approval Group (TAG)? Brings a new energy and momentum to the water sector  Innovation forum of the world’s leading water utilities  Unparalleled track record in bringing new technologies to market  Industry collaboration  Strong links to VC investors 9
  10. 10. Our Track Record 220 + 70 + TAG 55 TAG 28/11/2013 Meetings members globally Technologies presented to TAG members €350m Over 3200 technologies reviewed VC Investment secured 10
  11. 11. TAG – The benefits Industry Collaboration & Increased Uptake Cost & Energy Savings Financial Return on Investment Global Technologies from Different Sectors Improved Performance & Reduced Risk 11
  12. 12. Technology Examples
  13. 13. ABS Materials: Osorb – shape changing glass  Highly structured / engineered mesoporous silica (glass)  Swells to absorb a wide range of organic molecules – E.G. Gasoline, ethanol, propane, solvents, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, oils, biocides, VOCs, also metals  Durability allows for very long maintenance cycles  Storm water runoff applications, groundwater remediation and water treatment (alternative to GAC). 13
  14. 14. BioBullets: Controlling invasive zebra mussels  Simple and effective alternative to chlorine  Active ingredient is toxic to mussels (and some other filter feeders) and is easily ingested  TSB funded project with Anglian and Thames Water  DWI approval received  On-going project in Spain to look at the protection of irrigation water and in Ireland to address Asian Clams  Looking for further market opportunities across Europe 14
  15. 15. Optiqua: Real time water quality monitoring  EventLab - water quality monitoring/ early warning system.  Optical sensor technology deployed across the network  Wireless data communication  Accurate location, rapid response and real-time monitoring  Sensors deployed with PUB in Singapore and Vitens in the Netherlands.  MiniLab - system for on site target sensing. 15
  16. 16. Thermowatt: Energy generation from the sewers  Harnesses and utilises energy from wastewater to cool and/or heat buildings.  No hazardous waste or toxic emission.  Energy generation of up to 1MW with wastewater flow of 1 MGD.  Range of wastewater temperature 12 - 20˚C.  Specific software developed for easier operation (remote 24/7 supervision). 16
  17. 17. Micromidas: Bioplastic from waste  Converts sludge and other wastes into bio-chemicals and bio-plastics  Co-locates plant with existing WwTP and utilizes existing digesters  Bioplastic value is 2 orders of magnitude higher than that of methane  Increases sludge treatment throughput  Increases solids destruction by >50%  Microbes eat nutrients in sludge and turn it into bacterial fat, which is PHA – a biodegradable plastic 17
  18. 18. Any questions?
  19. 19. Thank you Fiona Griffith +44 (0)7875 446 657