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  • BP Invests in Desalination Innovator: Saltworks Technologies

    BP Ventures has completed an investment in Saltworks Technologies, a specialist water treatment company based in Vancouver, Canada, as part of its ongoing commitment to developing and supporting leading-edge technologies. Saltworks’ product line offers a number of technology solutions that help address and manage global water scarcity issues, either by using saline water sources instead of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Desalination System Investment to Exceed $14 Billon/yr. over the Next Five Years

    In the next five years, suppliers of thermal and membrane desalination systems will sell systems valued at $73.5 billion of which $21 billion will be spent on brackish water systems and $52.5 billion for seawater systems. This is the conclusion reached by the McIlvaine Company by aggregating forecasts appearing in its cross-flow membrane, pump, valve and filtration reports. The brackish ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Cenovus invests $2.5M in Saltworks Technologies

    Cenovus Energy Inc., the Calgary-based integrated oil company, is investing $2.5 million in Vancouver's Saltworks Technologies Inc. through its Environmental Opportunity Fund (EOF), which enables environmental innovations in energy and technology. Saltworks has developed an energy efficient way to convert salt water into fresh water through ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Severe water scarcity boosts the desalination market

    Demand for fresh water is increasing around the world, especially in regions with rapidly growing populations and badly affected by long, drought seasons. Water is only going to become scarcer and many governments are looking at desalination and investing in this technology to supply water to their populations. These factors are driving the desalination market that shows a strong growth according ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Abengoa to develop Ghana’s first desalination plant

    Madrid, 29 April 2011. Abengoa, the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has signed an agreement with Ghana Water Limited Company (GWCL), Ghana’s public water trading company, to construct a desalination plant and to operate it for 25 years in the town of Nungua, south eastern Ghana, some 15 kilometres from ...


    By Abengoa

  • Algeria opens $250m seawater desalinization plant

    General Electric has opened a new $250 million desalinization plant in the Mediterranean Sea for the Algerian government. The plant, equipped with massive sand filters, chemically treated membranes, high-pressure pumps, and electric turbines run by recycled brine, is financed by $200 million from the U.S.-backed Overseas Private Investment Co. On his way to Philadelphia International Airport on ...


    By General Electric

  • Eco-friendly RO system for water desalination

    Israel’s IDE Technologies has launched IDE PROGREEN, a green, eco-friendly reverse osmosis (RO) system for water desalination. IDE Technologies says that its new IDE PROGREEN reverse osmosis (RO) system for water desalination reduces operational costs and increases return on investment (ROI) by optimising energy consumption, eliminating the use ...

  • Dependable DESMI pumps meet desalination demands

      “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink”. The line made famous by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge provides a good description of the world’s water ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Masdar Launches Renewable Energy Desalination Program

    Masdar today launched a pilot program to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy sources. The long-term ...


    By MASDAR

  • Gaza desalination backers pass finance tipping point

    Procurement of the desperately needed 150,000m3/d Gaza desalination facility will begin soon, after the European Commission confirmed that more than 80% of the required financing had been secured from the group of donors it is leading. Commissioner Johannes Hahn said 14 countries and institutions had among then committed €456 million, with several more potentially committing in the near ...

  • Ecolab makes equity investment in Aquatech International

    Ecolab Inc., the parent company of Nalco Water, has made a minority equity investment in Aquatech International. Based in Canonsburg, Pa., Aquatech is a privately owned global leader in the design and engineering of complex and comprehensive water treatment solutions that improve water quality and reduce net water usage. Aquatech also provides a suite of industry-leading technologies for the ...

  • New plant tests US appetite for seawater desalination

    There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day. The plant, which opens this year, will help determine the future of seawater desalination in the U.S. The billion-dollar project is only the nation's second major seawater plant. The first U.S. foray in Tampa Bay is widely ...


    By Associated Press

  • Forecast trends in desalination: a river flowing backwards from the sea

    Today, I would like to address some of the key trends that we anticipate regarding the desalination market. Before I begin, I would like to take a moment to tell you about the source of the data, Global Water Intelligence’s DesalData, which my company publishes. This database incorporates the GWI / IDA worldwide desalting plant inventory. It is a complete listing of all the desalination plants ...

  • Australia to invest AUS$12.9bn in 10-year water program

    The 2008/09 Budget will deliver on the Rudd Government’s election commitments in water and establish a AUS$12.9 billion (US$12bn) water investment program over ten years. This includes AUS$1.5 billion in new urban water investment to help secure water supplies for Australian households and businesses. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong this week outlined details of Water ...


    By Australian Government

  • Liberation Capital Leads $6.25M Equity Investment in Desalitech

    Desalitech, Ltd., a provider of advanced water treatment solutions and technology, announced today that it has secured an equity investment led by Liberation Capital, LLC. The total investment round of $6.25M will be used for expanding Desalitech's business and working capital. Liberation will also be supporting Desalitech with considerable project finance ...


    By Desalitech

  • Abengoa Begins Construction on the First Desalination Plant in Western Africa, in Ghana

     Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has begun construction of the Nungua desalination plant in Ghana, the first in western Africa. The desalination plant, which will require an investment of US$ 125 million, will have the capacity to produce 60,000 m3/day using reverse osmosis ...


    By Abengoa

  • Department of Energy Announces $21 Million to Advance Solar Desalination Technologies

    Recently (6/19), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are focused on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology to reach ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Biwater wins US$115m Algerian reverse osmosis desalination contract

    Biwater Construction Ltd has submitted the lowest bid for a Build, Own, Operate (BOO) contract for a new seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant to be constructed at Oued Sebt in the region of Tipaza, Algeria. The new plant will deliver 100,000m3 per day of high quality drinking water when completed. The plant is designed to desalinate raw seawater from the Mediterranean Sea, with ...


    By Biwater

  • ACCIONA Agua will build and operate a desalination plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert

    ACCIONA has won a contract from the CAP group to build and operate for 20 years a plant for the group's mining operations in the Copiapo Valley (Atacama Region III).    The plant will have an initial capacity of 200 liters per second (17 million liters a day) which could be stepped up to a maximum 600 l/s (52 million liters/day). ACCIONA Agua has been selected by Grupo CAP to ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • IBM unveils research initiative to desalinate seawater using solar power

    IBM and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia's national research and development organization, today announced a research collaboration aimed at creating a water desalination plant powered by solar electricity, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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