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Axine eyes commercialisation with US$6m funding round

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Source: Global Water Intelligence (GWI)

Canadian electro-chemical wastewater treatment firm Axine Water Technologies has closed a Can$8 million (US$6 million) Series B funding round led by Japanese conglomerate Asahi Kasei.

The Vancouver-based company, which has raised around Can$7.7 million (US$5.8 million) since 2012 in seed capital and Series A funds said it is now ready for a first commercial deployment of its technology, which uses electrolytic cells to break down organic pollutant compounds.

The company is pitching the technology as a lower-cost chemical-free option for toxic industrial wastewater streams. Industrial sectors including oil & gas, microelectronics, pharmaceuticals and landfill leachate are all seen as potentially lucrative targets for the modular treatment units.

The Asahi-led funding round also saw participation from three existing Axine shareholders – Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, BDC Energy Venture Capital and Roda Group.

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