S4E11 - Are you Still Fighting Green Algae? Here's What to do Instead!
with 🎙️ Cesar Narvaez, CEO & Founder of NXO Engineering
💧 NXO Engineering is a deep tech startup in the Water and Sanitation industry developing a new generation of wastewater treatment plants.
What we covered:
🌱 How Green Algae might not be your enemy, despite years of Activated Sludge bulking
🍏 How it might be about time to challenge the status quo in Wastewater Treatment
🌱 How beyond CAPEX considerations, looking at energy consumptions, OPEX and carbon emissions shall be the future of the Water Industry
🧮 How NXO managed to run a successful proof of concept against all odds and market standards
🍏 How leveraging green algae may turn eutrophication into a positive concept
🍏 How decision-makers are ready to shift their Key Performance Indicators to global impact
🌱 How the next step will be to turn the process totally chemical-free by leveraging cacti slime
🍏 How NXO managed to successfully downsize equipment and processes
🧮 How they turn out to build an EPC (almost) from scratch, and how challenging that may be
🏭 How the concept might be adapted for industrial applications and the company's overall outlook for growth
🍏 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!
🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
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