The Renewable Energy Water Program Initiative Accelerates Disruptive Forward Osmosis Innovation
Online PR News – 14-May-2014 – Petaluma, CA – Trevi Systems, a Forward Osmosis desalination start-up, based out of Petaluma, California confirms a partnership with the Masdar Institute during the Ascent Climate Summit held in Abu Dhabi. The Masdar institute of science and technology put forth an initiative in May of 2013 to find renewable water solutions and identified Trevi’s forward osmosis process as a ‘game changing’ technology. The initiative will fund the design and construction of a forward osmosis pilot system in the United Arab Emirates, commencing December 2014.
“We have taken great pleasure in Trevi Systems’ involvement in this flagship initiative” -Dr. Alexander Ritschel Senior Manager
The Masdar Institute is a pioneering research facility, dedicated to promoting sustainable technological solutions to climate change and showcases these breakthrough technologies during the Ascent Summit meeting. The 2-day high level Ascent Summit Meeting serves as a think tank for global leaders aiming to find opportunities for change within the water and energy sector. High level attendees and speakers included former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, H.E. Mr. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Ireland and H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary- General of the United Nations.
“This award vindicates Trevi’s approach to developing it’s forward osmosis system for low energy seawater desalination.”-John Webley, CEO Trevi Systems Inc
Trevi Systems focuses on minimizing the energy consumption of its’ process so that the water cost is independent of the cost of energy. This breakthrough will allow countries to lower energy consumption, reduce their carbon footprint, and will guarantee their population an adequate supply of water.