PAQUES and OVIVO sign exclusive Licensing Agreement

23/9/2016

PAQUES and OVIVO sign exclusive Licensing Agreement for the
ANAMMOX® technology in the North American municipal market.

 
Paques and Ovivo Inc. announced today that they have entered into an exclusive license agreement that will allow Ovivo to sell the ANAMMOX® technology in the municipal market in the USA and Canada.
 

Paques is a world-leading company in the environmental biotechnology sector which over decades has been at the forefront of introducing and upscaling innovative bioreactor systems. The revolutionary ANAMMOX® process is a cost-effective and sustainable way of removing ammonium from effluents and ammonia from waste gas. Under the agreement, Paques and OVIVO will commercially work together to accelerate the expansion of the ANAMMOX® technology in the municipal market in North America. Paques has 15 years of experience in full scale ANAMMOX® plants, having being the first to launch the de-ammonification process using the Anammox bacteria in 2002. Paques’ ANAMMOX® technology is now used in over half of the entire worlds installed de-ammonification capacity using the anammox bacteria.
With the ANAMMOX® technology aeration requirements can be reduced by 60%, while the supplemental organic carbon requirements can be eliminated completely. This can lead to substantial savings in operational costs for municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

Stephan Bocken, CEO of Paques: “We are extremely excited about the collaboration with OVIVO. This license agreement for the ANAMMOX® technology in the municipal market demonstrates Paques’ long term commitment to the North American market as OVIVO is a leading player in this market.

Marc Barbeau, President and CEO of OVIVO adds to this: “Ovivo is dedicated to innovation in an industry that is in constant evolution and offers water treatment solutions that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.. As such, we believe that the collaboration between Paques and Ovivo has the potential to create a significant impact in the municipal market. We look forward to working together and deploying the ANAMMOX® technology.”

The agreement will be signed on Monday, September 26th, at 9:45 a.m., during the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (“WEFTEC”) in New Orleans, at Ovivo’s booth #2729.

About Paques
Paques has over 30 years experience in helping industries and municipalities to reduce their water and carbon footprints and reclaim valuable resources. Paques’ reactor systems are found in all kind of industries and applications, such as food, pulp and paper, beer and beverages, distilleries and chemical industry. Since 1980, Paques realized more than 2,000 references worldwide. Besides the Global and European headquarters in The Netherlands, Paques has regional headquarters in China, South America, India, South-East Asia & North America. This ensures local presence and the best service for clients worldwide.
 
For more information, please visit www.paques.nl or contact: info@paques.nl, or +31-514-608-500.
 
About Ovivo
Ovivo is a global provider of equipment, technology and systems producing among the purest water and treating some of the most challenging wastewater in the industry. Ovivo is a powerful global brand with renowned trademarks, possessing more than 150 years of expertise and references in water treatment, supported by its proprietary products, advanced technologies and extensive system integration knowhow. Ovivo delivers conventional to highly technological water treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets, and leverages its large installed base of equipment around the world to offer parts and services to its customers. Ovivo is dedicated to innovation in an industry that is in constant evolution and offers water treatment solutions that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.
Ovivo is owned by SKion Water International GmbH and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. It operates an integrated global platform in over 15 countries, with 800 employees that are worldwide experts in water treatment.
For more information, please visit www.ovivowater.com or contact +1-514-284-7208