S4E11 - Are you Still Fighting Green Algae? Here's What to do Instead!

(don't) Waste Water!

Jan 19 2022 โ€ข 55 mins

with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Cesar Narvaez, CEO & Founder of NXO Engineering

๐Ÿ’ง NXO Engineering is a deep tech startup in the Water and Sanitation industry developing a new generation of wastewater treatment plants.

What we covered:

๐ŸŒฑ How Green Algae might not be your enemy, despite years of Activated Sludge bulking

๐Ÿ How it might be about time to challenge the status quo in Wastewater Treatment

๐ŸŒฑ How beyond CAPEX considerations, looking at energy consumptions, OPEX and carbon emissions shall be the future of the Water Industry

๐Ÿงฎ How NXO managed to run a successful proof of concept against all odds and market standards

๐Ÿ How leveraging green algae may turn eutrophication into a positive concept

๐Ÿ How decision-makers are ready to shift their Key Performance Indicators to global impact

๐ŸŒฑ How the next step will be to turn the process totally chemical-free by leveraging cacti slime

๐Ÿ How NXO managed to successfully downsize equipment and processes

๐Ÿงฎ How they turn out to build an EPC (almost) from scratch, and how challenging that may be

๐Ÿญ How the concept might be adapted for industrial applications and the company's overall outlook for growth

๐Ÿ Green Algae as deep tech, getting support from the largest french research institutes but also getting their pilot plant degraded 8 (!) times, grit, passion... and much more!

๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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