The 2013 Symposium for Water Innovation in Massachusetts is official — and will be held on June 19th at Northeastern University. Co-chaired by Earl Jones, from Liberation Capital, SWIM 2013 will have keynotes from Governor Deval Patrick and Gretchen McClean – CEO, Xylem, and will convene the senior leaders from Government, Academia, Industry and Finance in a focused discussion on accelerating market adoption of water innovation. http://www.swim-ma.com/
In December 2012, a 48-member group from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts conducted a Trade Mission to Israel focused on Innovation in the Water Sector. A cross-functional group consisting of senior government, academic, business and finance leaders, the Mission is part of an on-going effort to create an economic water cluster in Massachusetts.
Severn Trent Water (STW) commissioned Europe’s first installation of the innovative HYBACS technology from Bluewater Bio, located at the Ashbourne Sewage Treatment Plant in Derbyshire, England.
In the News:
BlueWater Bio: http://www.bluewaterbio.com/
Severn Trent Water: http://www.stwater.co.uk/
For the third year in a row, Desalitech was selected to be part of the Artemis Top 50. The mission of the Artemis Project Top 50 Water Tech Competition is to identify the most promising advanced water technology companies worldwide and to support their entry into the full scale of their markets.
2012 Artemis Top 50: http://artemistop50.com/2012-artemis-top-50/
Jeff Garwood discusses the outlook for project finance for clean-tech projects at Wyoming’s e2e conference.
Liberation Capital leads a $6.25MM investment round in Desalitech. Desalitech brings an innovative technology called CCD – Closed Circuit Desalination which lowers the cost and power consumption associated with seawater and brackish water desalination, and maximizes water recovery.
Desalitech Website: http://www.desalitech.com/
VRTX expands its line of non-chemical water treatment solutions. The VRTX ‘Mini’ leverages the company’s patented controlled hydrodynamic cavitation technology, and is specifically designed for small commercial buildings and retail stores.
The Liberation Capital team completed an investment in VRTX Technologies – which provides non-chemical treatment technology for cooling towers. http://www.vrtxtech.com/cominfo/News/VRTX_Liberation_Capital_11072011.pdf
We’re quite excited to be working with the VRTX team.