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BlueTech Forum 2016 : Registration Now Open

Registration for BlueTech® Forum 2016 which is taking place on Wednesday, June 1st in San Francisco is now open. Organised by  O2 Environmental, the BlueTech Forum presents a high quality, intense program focused on the water innovation landscape The event will focus on industrial opportunities in Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Mining, Chemicals and Power Industries.  We will explore themes in Water Re-Use, Energy and Resource Recovery, Smart Water, Water as a Service and Innovative Business Models. If the following points are important to you, then BlueTech® Forum should be on your list of must-attend events for 2016: Access to Unique Intelligence and Insights BlueTech will set the scene by mapping how the major macro drivers link with thematic areas and will drive technology markets.  You will receive access to industry expert round-table briefings and unique water technology market insights based on BlueTech analysis. High level networking opportunities and Concierge […]

This entry was posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 11:39 am and is filed under Events, News.
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New Technologies Set To “Disrupt” The Industry by Kevin Westerling

The editor of Water Online, Kevin Westerling, discusses the meaning of disruptive technologies and outlines 3 technologies which are set to disrupt the water technology market place. Read the full article to understand how New Technologies are Set To “Disrupt” The Industry.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 2:57 pm and is filed under Articles.
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Upcoming Webinar: Is the Landscape for Ammonia Changing?

Moderator: Tim Evans, Tim Evans Environment, O2 Environmental Technology Assessment Group (TAG) Panelists: Yaniv Scherson, CEO, NGen Corporation Anker Jacobsen, Chemical Engineer, AMMONGAS Adriaan Jeremiasse, Technologist, MAGNETO, Wetsus Michael Flynn, Research and Technology Development, NASA BlueTech® Research, in conjunction with B2B Webinars, would like to invite you to our upcoming interactive webinar on the changing dynamics of the ammonia recovery versus ammonia removal. Conventionally, we discard ammonia, but technology development, energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions combine to make recovering ammonia more competitive financially and economically. Ammonium must be removed from wastewater before it can be discharged to the environment. As a fertilizer, ammonium stimulates the growth of plants, including algae, and when ammonium is oxidized to nitrate, it strips oxygen from the water.  When the plants die and decay, more oxygen is stripped; also, toxins can form. Traditionally, ammonium has been removed by biological oxidation (nitrification) to nitrate, which can be removed by biological denitrification because […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 12:25 pm and is filed under Events, News.
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O2 Environmental Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hytecon regarding water technology testing and validation services

Memorandum with Hytecon Gmbh offers water technology testing, verification and validation services to O2 Environmental clients.   Vancouver, Canada – January 10, 2014 – O2 Environmental signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hytecon Gmbh, combining strengths to expand water technology testing and validation services for emerging technologies within European and North American markets. O2 Environmental CEO Paul O’Callaghan and Hytecon Managing Director Andreas Kolch signed the MOU. O2 Environmental is a water technology market consulting firm with a focus on market analysis and technology commercialization in both European and North American markets. Hytecon is a German-based company that focuses on technology testing, verification and validation, with a special focus on innovative and customer-oriented solutions. With O2 Environmental’s connections in the North American market, this MOU seeks to extend Hytecon’s reach and provides a significant opportunity for both O2 Environmental and Hytecon’s clients wishing to evaluate the techno-commercial viability of […]

This entry was posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 10:27 am and is filed under News.
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Upcoming Webinar: Water Technology Market Trends & Technology Directions of 2013

Moderator: Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, O2 Environmental & BlueTech Research BlueTech Research Panelists: Jeff Guild, Vice President, Business Development & Professional Services Tyler Algeo, Senior Water Technology Market Research Analyst Aoife Moloney, Water Technology Market Research Analyst O2 Technology Assessment Group Panelists: Mark Wilf, Consultant for RO Technology, Membrane Technology Expert Mike Mickley, Mickley & Associates, Desalination Expert Bill Bornak, CTO, Recirculation Technologies Inc LLC, Ion Exchange Expert Throughout 2013, we mapped, analyzed and benchmarked the water technology innovation landscape, market drivers, emerging areas of innovation, disruptive technologies, company strategies, the regulatory environment, and we want to share some highlights of this invaluable information with you. During this BlueTech® interactive webinar you will hear from our BlueTech® Research water technology market analyst and O2 Environmental Technology Assessment Group (TAG) have deep domain expertise, a unique industry perspective, and unrivalled knowledge and understanding of innovative water technologies. The Technology Assessment Group (TAG) is […]

This entry was posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 12:35 am and is filed under Events, News.
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Smart Irrigation Technology Market – Water technology opportunities and potential to address Food-Water Nexus

Water technology opportunities and potential to address food water nexus December 5th, 11 -12:30 PM EST; 4:00 – 5:30 PM BST From our Smart Water practice area Moderator: Tyler Algeo, Senior Water Technology Analyst, BlueTech Research Panelists: Steve M. Hawkins, CEO, Smartfield Dotan Paz, Senior Sales Manager, AMIAD Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim Registration includes: Access to the live event 45 minute opportunity to interact with our Expert Panel Presentation slides Recording of the event Notes recapping Key take-aways of the event Agricultural water use is the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about when it comes to water challenges. Agriculture uses a high 70% of the world’s fresh water annually, yet spending on agricultural-related water solutions is disproportionately small – only 8% of the global water market. Agriculture is the industry with the biggest stakes – the global food supply system is one that could collapse unless […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 5:10 am and is filed under Events, News.
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Fathom presents IoT innovation at BlueTech Forum

BlueTech Forum is delighted to announce that utility data specialist FATHOM will join the Innovation Showcase at its annual event in San Francisco on 1 June. Initially developed by US utility Global Water Resources for its own use and spun off as a separate entity in 2013, FATHOM is a geo-spatial, software-as-a-service platform that not only saves water and enhances customer service, but also finds revenue hidden in utility data. The system, which is already in use on 4 million meters in the US, uses an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to gather, curate and assess data from any metering technology and methodology – from manual to automated meter reading (AMR) to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) – allowing utilities to find value in every step of the process from meter to customer to cash. The platform also feeds information to customers – allowing them to make better decisions about water […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 12:33 pm and is filed under Events, News.
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FO membrane specialist Oasys Water joins BlueTech Forum

BlueTech Forum is delighted to welcome Oasys Water to San Francisco on 1st June, where the company will present its Forward Osmosis (FO) membrane technology to water industry leaders. Oasys will take part in the Innovation Showcase during which 12 companies selected by BlueTech Research analysts and O2 Environmental Technology Assessment Group will present project case studies introducing delegates to their technology concept, its value proposition and future market outlook. Each participating company in this unique event will represent a different technology area. Oasys Water is a leading provider of FO membrane systems for use in desalination, brine management and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) applications. The company has recently installed the first commercial application of FO in a ZLD application in the world at the Changxing Power Plant in Zhejiang Province. BlueTech Research Chief Executive Paul O’Callaghan says, “Oasys Water was an obvious choice for the Innovation Showcase because its […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 12:32 pm and is filed under Events, News.
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BlueTech Forum: Interview: Alexis Morgan, Water Stewardship Specialist at WWF

Alexis Morgan, Water Stewardship Specialist at WWF International will join the Corporate Water Panel at BlueTech Forum in San Francisco on 1 June. The panel will debate the question – Can innovation mitigate corporate water risk and deliver value? Alexis recently spoke with O2 Environmental Chief Executive Paul O’Callaghan on why WWF is taking part in BlueTech Forum and how they work with corporates on water. Key takeaways from the interview with Alexis include: “We need to start thinking about industrial ecology; an ecosystem of businesses, so one company’s waste becomes another’s resource input. You might have a wastewater treatment facility; if it has biosolids, it has phosphorus and nitrogen that can become a resource.” “WWF has actually got a long history of working with leading companies in different markets, like Coca Cola, IKEA, H&M, even HSBC. On water, that often starts with a discussion around a company’s operations or […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 12:30 pm and is filed under Events, News.
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Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA: Keynote Speaker at BlueTech Forum 2016

The following are excerpts from an interview that we recently conducted with Dennis Bushnell.   This will provide you with a snapshot of some of the themes that Dennis will cover in his keynote address at BlueTech Forum on 1st June in San Francisco.   Dennis is the Chief Scientist at one of NASA’s key research centres, in Hampton, Virginia, USA. Bushnell is responsible for technical oversight and future programme planning at the centre. He recently took some time to share highlights of his work with BlueTech Research Chief Executive Paul O’Callaghan.   NASA’s involvement in space exploration and aeronautics is well known, but the work you do here on earth less so, can you tell us about it? As well as space exploration and aeronautics, NASA is also in the business of trying to determine what humans have done to the atmosphere in terms of pollution and climate change. We […]

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 11:58 am and is filed under Events, News.
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O2 Environmental: Strategic Workshops and M&A Support

O2 Environmental, the parent company of BlueTech Research, continues to expand its activities in custom research. During face-to-face or online strategic workshops we cooperate with clients to develop a strategy around identifying markets that offer strong, profitable and predictive growth. We help clients unlock synergies and develop new applications by combining the full range of capabilities from across all business. We identify markets opportunities for new entrants in the water and waste water space and work with small and large water corporates to use changes in the competitive landscape to their advantage. For private equity firms we develop criteria to evaluate novel technologies and prioritize investment opportunities. O2 Environmental routinely get involved in Ideation/Strategic Workshops around the following themes: Mapping of existing technologies to new markets Profiling some of innovative technology players, with a view to flagging investment, acquisition or partnering opportunities Market Entry Strategy Development for new product launches […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 3:46 pm and is filed under News.
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BlueTech Forum 2016: 20:20 Vision

The theme for this years BlueTech Forum is 20:20 vision – Insights to Future Proof your Water Strategy. You will connect with peers in the industry including thought leaders, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and corporate water and utility end-users.  The carefully crafted agenda ties together analysis, case studies and builds towards a road-map for opportunity.   The early bird rate is available until 29th February, so register now to secure your place. The event is being held on the 1st June in San Francisco and our conference brochure provides full details. The Round Table briefings will get you primed and ready for the day and provide the opportunity for you to connect with fellow delegates. Our Innovation Case studies are designed to help cut to the chase and look beyond marketing speak.  All companies have been hand picked to be representative of next wave opportunities. The Panel Sessions, pick up on key […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 2:43 pm and is filed under Uncategorized.
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An Interview with Glen Daigger in advance of BlueTech Forum

Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan, will be hosting the BlueTech Forum water technology roundtable briefing on nutrient removal and recovery in San Francisco on 1 June 2016. A highly valued member of the O2 Environmental Technology Assessment Group, Professor Daigger recently secured pole position in Water & Wastewater International’s Top 25 Water Industry leaders.  His previous roles include president of the International Water Association and Chief Technology Officer of CH2M Hill. Here Professor Daigger speaks with O2 Environmental Chief Executive Paul O’Callaghan about the waves of changes he has experienced during his 35-year career and what we can expect in the next 10 years. Expert View – Professor Glen Daigger “Wastewater treatment has been transformed from simply removing carbon, BOD and COD to also removing nutrients” “How can we extract organic matter that is foundational in terms of the chemical process industries so we […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 2:42 pm and is filed under Events, News.
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An Interview with Emilio Tenuta: Embedding water in corporate business strategy

As a preview to BlueTech Forum, Paul O’Callaghan recently chatted with Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab’s vice president of sustainability, about the issues arising from making large companies treat water and energy sustainability seriously. Emilio states that, “there has been a shift in the way water is valued and we feel that our customers, especially large multinationals, are not only developing public goals around water, but they are also developing internal metrics around the material risk water poses to their operations. Water is a resource, but it has to be aligned with other business risk factors in order to come together as part of a corporate strategy; it is no longer seen as an isolated aspect of the business”. Key takeaways from the interview include: “Water has become increasingly scarce and of variable quality, but our customers still have business growth objectives. We take an approach called ‘license to grow’, where we […]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 2:39 pm and is filed under Events, News.
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