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SQM’s corporate venture arm breaks into water

April 2024: This recent article from GWI highlights that SQM Lithium Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of SQM, Chile’s top lithium producer, has made its first two investments in water after screening hundreds of applications. We are delighted to share that last month the company invested £1 million ($1.27 million) in Salinity Solutions. This deal comes with an option to acquire additional equity in the future. A quote from SQM Lithium Ventures states “We are aiming to invest up to a total of $2.34 million to include a pilot project in our operations in the Salar, in the Atacama”.

This is great news for Salinity Solutions, as this investment unlocks our next stage of growth.

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SQM’s corporate venture arm breaks into water
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Water Magazine on Salinity’s investment from SQM Lithium Ventures

Read about how Salinity Solutions has secured a GBP £1 million initial investment from SQM Lithium Ventures to fund the next stage of our growth. SQM Lithium Ventures, in return, will take ownership of a minority stake in the company, with the option to acquire additional equity in the future.

Salinity Solutions secures £1 million investment from SQM Lithium Ventures – Water Magazine

Food sector’s water-purification technology trial

Trial aims to reuse wastewater at vertical farm

Great to see Salinity’s trial at GrowUp Farms has been picked up by The Engineer:

https://www.theengineer.co.uk/content/news/trial-aims-to-reuse-wastewater-at-vertical-farm/

Salad grower trials new water-saving technology

We have teamed up with indoor salad producer GrowUp Farms at their vertical farm in Sandwich, Kent, for a 10-day trial to reduce wastewater. Wastewater from the growing process, as well as elsewhere on the site, was collected and re-circulated twice, using our unique batch reverse osmosis technology.

Read more about the trial in Kent at BBC online:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/ckve938gnv7o

We’re on the BBC!

We’re on the BBC! Check out the Yvette Austin’s report of our field trial at GrowUp Farms for BBC South East: 

A big thanks to Te-Tech Process Solutions for their manufacturing support

Trial brings hope for phosphate mitigation funding

This article from Water Magazine highlights that Somerset Council is hoping to secure Government funding to deliver phosphate mitigation measures, which will unlock the delivery of 18,000 new homes across the area and provide for longer term nature recovery.

Through our recent trail with Somerset Council and Wessex Water we have been given the opportunity to demonstrate our technology as an effective phosphate and nitrate removal solution. This trial has now brought hope for their phospate mitigation funding, and has shown that our technology has the potential to assist all the nutrient neutrality catchment areas by providing a cost effective solution.

Trial brings hope for phosphate mitigation funding – Water Magazine

Water Desalination Report: August 2023 

An article published this week by Water Desalination Report details how our Batch RO system could be the nutrient removal solution for Somerset Council, following our recent field trial at the Fivehead Wastewater Treatment Works. The Council wishes to expand their existing phosphate credit scheme to allow for the development of a backlog of 18,000 new homes and provide for long-term nature recovery.

US-based WDR is well-established around the globe for its insight on desalination and advanced water treatments. It is respected by senior decision makers in the water treatment sector and will certainly help to put us on their radar.

WDR is subscription-only, but they have kindly given us this excerpt to share:

http://salinitysolutions.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/WDR-070823-August-2023.pdf

Pilot Trial Success

We’re very pleased that Sarah Dyke, the recently elected MP for Somerton and Frome, stopped by yesterday to see for herself our innovative energy efficient and chemical-free solution for removing phosphate and nitrate from municipal wastewater.  
 
Sarah’s visit follows Rebecca Pow’s ministerial visit on Monday, alongside representatives from various government departments.  
 
As we wrap up after two weeks on site, we’d like to thank everyone who has helped to make the pilot trial possible and such a success – Somerset Council for inviting us, Wessex Water for hosting us and Te-Tech Process Solutions, our manufacturing partner, for all their technical and logistical support.  
 
For more information on the trial visit: Press release

Pilot Trial Site Visit by Rt Hon Rebecca Pow MP

A huge thank you to Rt Hon Rebecca Pow, MP for Taunton Deane and Minister for Environmental Quality and Resilience, for taking the time to visit our pilot trial site in Somerset this week. The trial is currently running at Wessex Water’s Fivehead sewage treatment works, where we are demonstrating the effective removal of dissolved nutrients such as phosphate and nitrates, which are otherwise discharged into rivers, causing environmental contamination. Early indications show very promising results with the first verified laboratory results showing over 98% of phosphates and 88% of nitrates removed. Check out the minister’s Tweet below: https://lnkd.in/eDN6AayT