American Water licences NPXpress technology to Abengoa

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The agreement will enable Abengoa to use American Water’s NPXpress to achieve wastewater treatment and nutrient removal in a sustainable way. American Water will retain all rights with respect to its NPXpress technology.

“This agreement is a perfect example of innovation and collaboration that helps address challenges in the water industry,” said Jeff Sterba, president and CEO of American Water. “The NPXpress technology has demonstrated promising capabilities and we are excited that others in the industry will benefit from this innovative approach.”

“With our continuous commitment to provide cutting-edge solutions to our global clients, this agreement will allows us to provide technology driven at a lower energy footprint,” said Carlos Cosin, CEO of Abengoa Water.

“Our next generation of Membrane BioReactor (MBR) plants will be more energy efficient thanks to this global partnership.”

This is the first time that American Water has licenced an internally generated technology achieved through its Innovation Development Process (IDP) program. IDP combines research and development, technical expertise and infrastructure assets with innovations from both within American Water and from external business partners to create greater efficiencies in the areas of drinking water and wastewater.