The collaboration will be on biobased water and process treatment additives that advance sustainability objectives, and address process, water and wastewater challenges.
WD News: Locus Performance Ingredients and Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions have announced their collaboration that will focus on developing new biobased solutions tailored to address process, water and wastewater sustainability and performance challenges.
“Locus PI is an industry leader in the development and production of biosurfactants,” said Glenn Vicevic, Chief Technology Officer of Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions.
The sustainable water and process treatment ingredients will feature Locus PI’s line of high-performance, multifunctional sophorolipids – a type of biosurfactant in the glycolipid class – as a starting point. These bio-derived surfactants have unique advantages over fossil-based and other bio-based surfactants typically used in water and process treatment and are produced from renewable agricultural materials in a carbon-neutral production process.
“Water is one of the most vital natural resources, and the biosurfactant additives developed through this collaboration will advance the sustainability profile and environmental impact of water treatment – while optimising performance,” said Tim Staub, Chief Executive Officer at Locus Performance Ingredients.
Source: Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
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