New flagship facility between the University and Aragreen
A new flagship facility developed in partnership between the University of Bath and Aragreen (UK) Ltd was opened on 12 August 2011. The facility, jointly funded by Aragreen (UK) Ltd and the University of Bath Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA), will be used to explore the viability of developing a commercial wastewater treatment system which is also capable of producing biologically derived products. Dwr Cymru will also support the project through the provision of wastewater and other waste streams.
Professor Rod Scott, Principal Investigator from the University of Bath, said: “The beauty of this project is that its aim of turning problem wastes into valuable products simultaneously tackles the pressing environmental issues of eutrification, caused by the discharge of nutrient rich wastewater into our waterways, and CO_2 -induced global climate change. The challenges in delivering the vision are considerable, but the rewards are potentially many-fold greater.”
Professor Jane Millar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), said: “We are very pleased that the University of Bath is working with Aragreen on this exciting project. We are committed to using our scientific research to make a difference in the world and this work has the potential for real economic and environmental impact".
Jerome Vaughan, Managing Director of Aragreen, said: “I am excited about the launch of this system which, offering a plug-and-play concept for existing facilities at waste water companies, has the potential to deliver a new way of thinking about waste water treatment".