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akvola Technologies

Early Stage Startup





Tagline

Sustainable Water Treatment



Elevator Pitch

The only way to achieve a sustainable freshwater supply in the long-run is by desalination or wastewater reuse — both complex processes that require increasing amounts of energy. At the same time, energy generation, storage and transformation also requires increasing amounts of water. This mega trend, known as the Water-Energy Nexus, poses one of the main challenges of the 21st century. Our proprietary technology akvoFloat™ provides industrial and municipal markets with a water treatment processes that can handle hard-to-treat waters with just a fraction of the energy required by conventional technologies.

Product

akvoFloat™ Technology - Ceramic flotation-filtration process equipped with our proprietary micro-bubble generation device. Compared to state-of-the-art flotation-filtration technologies our process requires up to 90% less energy and 20% less footprint.



Why we are ecofriendly

According to a life cycle assessment study, the akvoFloat technology reduces carbon emissions by 70% compared to the competing pre-treatment technology DAF+UF in seawater desalination (~30 grams CO2eq./m³ compared to ~100 grams CO2eq./m³). An independent Master Thesis done in the chair of Sustainable Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin on the topic helped us further improve these results by environmental management actions. In addition to that, all of our products are made from recyclable materials and produce less liquid wastes.

Latest News

- May 2015: Featured at "Filtrieren & Separieren"
- February 2015: Featured at Water Desalination Report (industry leading newsletter)
- March 2014: Featured at Desalination & Water Reuse (desalination.biz)
- December 2013: Selected among top 12 most promising desalination-related technologies by Global Water Intelligence

Other: IDA Desalination Yearbook, Tagesspiegel, Tagesschau, Berliner Morgenpost, WirtschaftsWoche

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2015-04-24 10:41:38 - changed ecopitch to 'According to a life cycle assessment study, the akvoFloat technology reduces carbon emissions by 70% compared to the...'

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2015-04-24 08:06:25 - changed latestnews to '- May 2015: Featured at "Filtrieren & Separieren" - February 2015: Featured at Water Desalination Report (industry...'

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2015-04-24 08:05:20 - changed pitch to 'The only way to achieve a sustainable freshwater supply in the long-run is by desalination or wastewater reuse —...'



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Fundraising

€500k


Grants Raised

EXIST-Forschungstransfer - €550k

Employees

12

Investors

High-Tech Gründerfonds

Customers

ThyssenKrupp, SEA LIFE AquaDom, Cembrane, Technical University of Berlin, GIZ




Awards

BEST OF Industriepreis 2015, GreenTec Awards 2014, SME Voucher from Climate-KIC, BPW Business Plan Competition 2014

Request for Mentors

Advisory Board - Expert in the Oil&Gas Market
Advisory Board - Expert in the Desalination Market ME

Country of Origin

Germany

Founded

2013

Twitter

@akvola


Team

Lucas Leon - CFO

Matan Beery - CEO
Johanna Ludwig - CTO
Carles Crespo - VP Sales & Business Development

Contact Person

Lucas León

Headquarter

akvola Technologies
Fasanenstr. 1
10623 Berlin
Germany

Tags

Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Produced Water Treatment, De-oiling, Desalination Pretreatment