Water Technology Markets: Key opportunities emerging trends - Global Water Intelligence 2009

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This is a BlueTech Tracker http://www.bluetechtracker.com/ presentation about investment opportunities in emerging water technologies. The presentation was made at Global Water Intelligence (GWI) 2009 by Paul O'Callaghan CEO of O2 Environmental founding company of BlueTech Tracker.

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Water Technology Markets: Key opportunities emerging trends - Global Water Intelligence 2009

  1. 1. Title • Point 1 • Point 2 • Point 3 • Point 4 • Point 5 • Point 6 Water Meets Money BlueTech Investing Paul O’Callaghan O2 Environmental paul.ocallaghan@o2env.com
  2. 2. Our Current Water System 1. Our current water system is inefficient and wasteful 2. Due to mounting global pressures we can no longer afford an inefficient and wasteful system 3. This is driving radical change and creating opportunities for technology development.
  3. 3. In 2008 $8.4Bn was invested in Clean Tech How much was invested in Water Technologies?
  4. 4. The Need for Change • Increasing Population • Climate Change • Groundwater depletion • Water scarcity • Rising energy costs and GHG emissions. • Urbanisation – > 50% now live in cities • Ageing infrastructure in the developed world and a requirement for new infrastructure in the developing world. • Resource depletion
  5. 5. The BlueTech Investment Opportunity • There is a new vision of a sustainable water system emerging. • Creating of the technologies to make this alternative system a reality are where the opportunities lie in the water sector.
  6. 6. Elements of a Smart, Sustainable Water System 1. Energy generation from wastewater 2. Nutrient Recovery and recycling 3. Water Re-use
  7. 7. There is Energy in Wastewater - The energy in the wastewater produced by one person each day could power a 100 watt light bulb for 5 hours
  8. 8. Energy from Wastewater – Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors • Proposed demonstration plant at the Masdar Ecocity in Abu Dhabi. – Microbial Fuel Cells • The Israeli company EMEFCY is marketing the MEGAWATTER process which does just this. – Advanced Primary Treatment • Micromedia Filtration have a demonstration plant operating in Woodsville, New Hampshire
  9. 9. Elements of a Smart, Sustainable Water System 1. Energy generation from wastewater 2. Nutrient Recovery and recycling 3. Water Re-use
  10. 10. Current Nutrient Removal • Consumes energy • Consumes chemicals • Produces a waste product
  11. 11. Nutrient Recovery & Re-use Treated Wastewater Sludge Recovered Nutrients Raw Wastewater : N& P Fertiliser Industry •Recovers Nutrients for re-use •Produces a Fertiliser product which has a value •Revenues helps to off-set treatment costs
  12. 12. Peak Phosphorus – there is no man made alternative to phosphorus
  13. 13. Nutrient Recovery Technologies • Ostara • DHV – Crystallactor • Phosnix • Pho-Strip • REM-NUT • P-RoC – Phosphorus Recovery • Kemira- Kemicond & Krepro • ThermoEnergy – Ammonia Recovery Process
  14. 14. Water Re-use • Currently just 5% of the wastewater which is collected & treated is re-used. • Aquifer Replenishment e.g. Organge County California • Technologies: – Membranes & UV – Advanced Oxidation • AquaPure • HiPox
  15. 15. When there is Big Change there is Big Opportunity Can a System That Evolved*: ● For Global Population < 2 Billion ● Mostly Rural ● Lacking Modern Technology Be the Solution When: ● Global Population ~ 10 Billion ● Mostly Urban ● Experiencing Greater Resource Constraints? * - Source: Glen T. Daigger, CH2MHill, WEFTEC, Chicago 2009
  16. 16. The BlueTech Investment Opportunity • There is a new vision of a sustainable water system emerging. • Creating of the technologies to make this alternative system a reality are where the opportunities lie in the water sector.
  17. 17. Title • Point 1 • Point 2 • Point 3 • Point 4 • Point 5 • Point 6 Water Meets Money BlueTech Investing Paul O’Callaghan O2 Environmental paul.ocallaghan@o2env.com + 353 21 240 9133 + 1 604 676 3581 www.o2env.com
  18. 18. SPARE SLIDES
  19. 19. Sludge to Energy • Gasification – e.g. KOPF • Sludge to Oil: e.g. STORS • Sludge to Fuel: E-coal and E-fuel • Supercritical Water Oxidation: Aqua Critox • Biogas- Microturbines / Stirling Engines/ Siloxane Removal / Fuel Cells
  20. 20. Microbial Fuel Cell

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