Forward Water has entered into a non-binding letter of intent dated February 3, 2022 with Membracon that outlines the terms of a proposed joint venture.
The proposed joint venture will be resourced by both Membracon and Forward Water and will be responsible for delivery of Forward Water’s proprietary forward osmosis processes and solutions within the United Kingdom and Ireland. Forward Water will provide laboratory, engineering, and system support while Membracon will develop various client opportunities using its extensive network within the UK and Ireland. Matt Williams, Managing Director for Membracon said, “The addition of Forward Water’s FO technology to the Membracon water treatment portfolio allows us to better serve our client base and provide unique and highly effective solutions for their challenging water management needs.”
The two companies have worked closely together over the last 12 months, developing an application within the UK for a landfill wastewater solution with promising results. Forward Water’s low-cost forward osmosis system extracts pure water and reduces overall wastewater volume. This technology is a breakthrough that has the potential to provide new economic and environmental solutions for municipal leachate treatment within the UK and beyond.
The two companies have worked closely together over the last 12 months
Forward Water’s Vice-President of Engineering Sales, Grant Thornley, comments “We are excited by the agreement between Forward Water and Membracon, as it allows us to extend our unique solution offerings into the UK for the treatment of tough and complex wastewaters, utilizing our advanced forward osmosis (FO) technologies. The advancements in FO technology allows for new opportunities in sustainability, water reuse and the safeguarding of our environment for generations to come”.
This use of the Company’s patented Forward Osmosis solution can significantly reduce the leachate volume, and this will result in landfills using noticeably less energy and simultaneously the resultant clean water will contribute to a more sustainable future and lower carbon footprint. The low energy requirements and extraordinary capabilities of Forward Water’s technology make it a natural bolt-on companion technology to industrial treatment platforms already in place for this application.