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Mexico Goes Green: The Fastest Growing City in Mexico Adopts Applied CleanTech's Sewage Mining Technology

Querétaro is Mexico's most productive state, with the fastest growing metropolitan area, expected to triple its population within the next few years. Having built a new and efficient Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), OQM, a local private water utility, went the extra mile for the environment and pioneered the Mexican National Climate Change Strategy by becoming the first to implement a Sewage Recycling System (SRS™) in the Americas.

Installation System SRS(TM) in Mexico (Photo: Business Wire)

Installation System SRS(TM) in Mexico (Photo: Business Wire)

Vert-Energy Solutions – A Mexican provider of wastewater treatment technologies, is the exclusive distributor of Applied CleanTech's SRS™ in Mexico. In search for improvement to the insufficient water treatment infrastructure, and in accordance with new governmental strategies and regulatory frameworks aiming to reach 100% wastewater treatment in Mexico within 15 years, Vert Energy found Applied CleanTech's promising innovation of Sewage Mining and brought it to OQM. "National implementation of this technology could make a dramatic impact in allowing Mexico to achieve the nation's climate change long term goals," says Fernando Delgado of Vert Energy. "OQM will cut their wastewater treatment operating costs by 30% and lower their sludge production by more than 40%."

"We are delighted to start operating for the first time in the Americas," said Dr. Refael Aharon, Applied CleanTech CEO and Founder. "Not only will it push Querétaro to the front of technology, but it would also show how effective wastewater management can be linked to recovery of valuable materials and change the perception of sewage as a resource."

About Applied CleanTech
Recognizing sewage as a resource from which useful commodities can be mined, Applied CleanTech has developed a groundbreaking sewage recycling technology that extracts suspended solids from raw wastewater and turns them into a bio-based product, Recyllose™.

Since 2007, the company’s proprietary SRS™ has provided an integrated solution that reduces sludge formation at municipal and industrial WWTPs around the world. The SRS™ also reduces wastewater treatment operating costs and increases WWTP capacity. Plants using the SRS™ have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions, making them eligible for carbon credits. The unique and novel SRS™ process was recently patented in the U.S., along with other issued patents worldwide.

Applied CleanTech will participate in the IFAT trade show in Munich on May 5-9 2014.

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