Biobased tech among water forum showcase

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In London, innovations featured at the BlueTech Forum, a water technology conference, included several solutions employing biobased products.

Water technologies include micropollutant detection, decentralized wastewater treatment, and resource recover.

Among the 15 companies chosen for the showcase, Spain’s Aqualia is applying microalgae-based wastewater biorefineries to produce fertilizers, biostimulants, biopesticides and feed additives and CustoMem of the United Kingdom has developed a renewable adsorbent material that captures micropollutants from wastewater, including pesticides and pharmaceuticals.

“The Innovation Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for delegates to hear more about the technologies BlueTech Research’s analysts are tracking throughout the world,” Paul O’Callaghan, chief executive of BlueTech Research, tells Water World. “The theme of BlueTech Forum 2019 is ‘innovating towards resilient water systems’ and the technologies selected by our expert analysts are those we believe have the greatest potential to drive resource efficiency and address water scarcity.