The two companies will share information on new and emerging technologies, and collaborate on innovations within Thames Water’s products and services. Bluewater Bio will also be able to access Thames Water’s R&D facilities for technology trials and demonstration projects, while Thames Water will work with Bluewater to identify key commercial customers.
Rupert Kruger, head of innovation at Thames Water, said: “We’re looking forward to working alongside Bluewater Bio to find bigger and better ways to ensure we use water more wisely in our day-to-day processes. We will squeeze every drop of creativity from this alliance so we can in turn value every drop of our increasingly precious essential resource.”
“This alliance with one of the world’s most respected utility companies formalises a strong technological relationship forged over the last four years around shared objectives and values. These are focused on increased water and wastewater re-use, accompanied by reductions in energy and chemical consumption, physical footprint, carbon emissions and operational costs. We look forward to cementing our collaboration, helping Thames deliver sustainable innovations to their 14 million customers and upholding the UK’s strong water sector credentials,” said Daniel Ishag, founder and CEO of Bluewater Bio.