Los Angeles, CA and Zaragoza, Spain – March 7, 2017 – OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced its entry into the agricultural waste water treatment market. Spanish farming equipment manufacturing company, Montajes Longares, is launching a spinoff to commercialize its patented Depuporc® pig manure slurry cleanup system, and has licensed OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) to help clarify and sanitize the slurry for water reuse and fertilizer applications.
In Spain alone, there are more than 85,000 farms breeding more than 26 million pigs at any one time, making Spain the largest pig producer in Europe, and third in the world after China and the USA. EU regulations are tightening around nitrates discharge, creating increasing pressure on animal farmers to treat their effluents.
“For some time, we’ve been interested in the agricultural waste water treatment market,” said Jean-Louis “JL” Kindler, President of OriginClear’s Technology Division. “Our technology is well-suited to extracting organic contaminants and sanitizing agricultural waste water, and pig manure slurry is a great first application in this large and growing market. We’re excited to have a partner who is licensing our technology into their patented system to solve agricultural water treatment challenges.”
“We expect to use OriginClear’s EWS to significantly reduce the need for chemicals such as coagulants and flocculants, while reducing equipment cost and footprint, and operating expense”, said Francisco Longares Valero, CEO and co-founder of Depuporc S.L. “We plan to supply agricultural operators and service companies with mobile treatment units having a capacity of 7 m3 (metric tons) of water per hour, or more than 50,000 gallons per day, and fixed onsite plants able to treat between 15,000 and 25,000 m3, or as much as 10 million gallons, per year.”
As part of its licensing commitment, Depuporc has acquired an OriginClear laboratory-scale unit to help its engineering team design and build a pilot system for immediate deployment at the site of a prospective client. With full support from its parent company, Depuporc has all the necessary resources for design, engineering, manufacturing, as well as commissioning and maintenance.
The Depuporc system is an integrated solution for livestock waste treatment that processes animal waste through various phases of filtering and separation, providing a source of recycled water for farm cleaning and irrigation. Depuporc S.L. plans to have the first pilot in operation before summer 2017.
According to Research and Markets, “the global agricultural waste water treatment (WWT) market has been estimated at USD 15.05 billion in 2015 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.64% during the forecast period. The agricultural WWT majorly includes manure management nutrient capture, renewable electricity, and anaerobic digestion. There are more than 3,000 upcoming projects in the next 5 years, which are majorly located on dairy, swine or livestock farms since manure is a consistent and reliable supply of wastewater.”