EU Techbridge Webinar – Energy & Water on East Coast USA: Challenges & Opportunities

The second EU Techbridge mission is about to take off! Are you interested in exploring business opportunites on the East Coast USA?

The EU Techbridge project organizes a series of webinars to present to European SMEs operating in the water and energy sectors the technological challenges and business opportunities offered by major North American stakeholders. 

Join the webinar to hear from Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), a leading water authority, and Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), an organization working on energy efficient homes about their sustainability challenges, technology needs and approach to collaborating with innovative technology suppliers! You will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A, and get the chance to apply to be selected for exclusive 1:1 meetings with them.

Register to the webinar if you think you have a solution that matches their needs! The webinar will take place on Monday 26th April, from 15:00 to 16:30 CET.

End-users and technology needs:

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)

A public authority providing wholesale water and sewer services to 3.1 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users in 61 communities in central and eastern Massachusetts, including the city of Boston.

The centerpiece of the MWRA treatment system is the Deer Island Treatment Plant (DITP). Current efforts at DITP are improving benefits of digester gas and other processes than can benefit from Combined Heat and Power. The current system is 25 yrs old. MWRA is looking to increase electrical generation while maintaining heat generation currently seen in the existing system. They are currently conducting a study to evaluate CHP with possible changes to improve generation over the next 25 yrs. At the MWRA Pellet Plant, they are evaluating CHP to assist heat recovery and electrical generation on the thermal drying process.

MWRA is seeking technologies related to:

  • Energy optimization
  • PFAS removal
  • Removal of emerging contaminants
  • tratment of struvite/phosphorus in the sludge at Deer Isand Treatment Plant
  • Resilience and deployable flood defense systems

Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)

A local non-profit organization, which has invented the GeoMicroDistrict, a networked ground source heat pump system that can be installed by gas utilities in their right of way in the street to supply heating and cooling through renewable energy. The street segment systems can be interconnected over time to create a GeoGrid. Both major gas utilities in Massachusetts have requested to pilot the concept. Two GeoMicroDistricts have been funded (one by a gas utility) and will be installed this year.

One convenient thermal source is drinking water and sewer water. Some of HEET’s questions include what technologies are available for thermal transfer from these pipes and how much temperature can be taken without hazard?

So, HEET is seeking technologies related to:

  • Thermal transfer from drinking water and sewer water.

Stay tuned...possible additional end-users will be announced soon!

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