DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) July 28, 2020
374Water Inc. is pleased to announce it is a winner of the first phase of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Resource Recovery Prize. The competition is part of the Water Security Grand Challenge, which seeks to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
“374Water supports a clean and healthy environment to sustain life. We do that using Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) to recover resources from the waste our society generates,” said CEO Kobe Nagar. “Our award-winning SCWO technology will transition wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs), while eliminating emerging contaminants like PFAS, microplastics, and pharmaceuticals.”
The Water Resource Recovery Prize is part of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, Department of Energy led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. Using a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, early-stage research and development, and other programs, the Grand Challenge has set the five ambitious goals for the United States to reach by 2030 including double resource recovery from municipal wastewater.
Through the prize competition, the U.S. is seeking novel, systems-based solutions to implement resource recovery at small- to medium-sized water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). The expectation is that WRRFs will progress toward the goal of doubling resource recovery and accelerate the transition from conventional wastewater treatment to a model of resource recovery from municipal wastewater across the United States.
About 374Water Inc.
374Water Inc. is a social impact, cleantech company spun off Duke University in Durham, NC. The company is commercializing a novel approach to Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) that was invented by its founders, Kobe Nagar and Marc Deshusses, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 374Water uses cutting-edge science and engineering to recover resources to keep drinking water clean. It is helping businesses and local governments make the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality.