Biotech Drives the Water Purification Industry Towards a Circular Economy

Water purification has never been more important, but antiquated methods and a lack of innovation have held the sector back. Biotechnology proposes solutions that bring us one step closer to a true circular economy. 

Rising populations and pollution levels mean that water purification is now more crucial than ever before. However, much of the industry is still using water treatment methods that originated over 100 years ago. 

“Coming from biotechnology, I’m really surprised about how little innovation we find in the water industry, since it’s the world’s largest natural resource… and it’s the world’s third largest market. Only oil and energy, as far as I know, have a larger revenue number than water treatment,” says Peter Holme Jensen. He’s the CEO of Aquaporin, a Danish biotech company seeking to improve and update the water purification industry. 

These outdated methods are unsustainable in the long term, particularly in developing countries. To make water purification sustainable, a handful of companies are developing new technologies that aim to make water consumption part of a circular economy,

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