Ovivo concludes an Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Paques for their ANAMMOX Technology in the North American Municipal Market

MONTRÉAL - Ovivo Inc. ("Ovivo"), a global provider of water treatment equipment, technology and systems, is pleased to announce the conclusion of an exclusive licensing arrangement with Paques B.V. ("Paques") for their ANAMMOX technology for the municipal market in USA and Canada.  This revolutionary technology, for the efficient removal of ammonia from wastewater, uses a biological anaerobic ammonium oxidation process to convert ammonium and nitrite to nitrogen gas using the Anammox bacteria. The agreement will be signed on Monday, September 26th, at 9:45 a.m., during the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference ("WEFTEC") in New Orleans, at Ovivo's booth #2729.

The ANAMMOX technology can reduce the aeration energy requirements by 60% and can completely eliminate any supplemental organic carbon requirements.  This can lead to substantial savings in operational costs for wastewater treatment facilities. The ANAMMOX technology will leverage Paques' years of research and innovation on this proprietary concept as well as Ovivo's decades of experience with sludge stabilization and biological nutrient removal.

The biological anaerobic ammonia oxidation concept will be featured at Ovivo's workshop (Utilities of the Future - Biosolids Management) taking place Sunday, September 25th at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, New Orleans during WEFTEC.  WEFTEC attendees are also encouraged to stop by Ovivo's booth #2729 to discuss the ANAMMOX technology in more details.

About Ovivo Inc.

Ovivo is a global provider of equipment, technology and systems producing among the purest water and treating some of the most challenging wastewater in the industry. Ovivo is a powerful global brand with renowned trademarks, possessing more than 150 years of expertise and references in water treatment, supported by its proprietary products, advanced technologies and extensive system integration knowhow. Ovivo delivers conventional to highly technological water treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets, and leverages its large installed base of equipment around the world to offer parts and services to its customers. Ovivo is dedicated to innovation in an industry that is in constant evolution and offers water treatment solutions that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Ovivo is owned by SKion Water International GmbH and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. It operates an integrated global platform in over 15 countries, with 800 employees that are worldwide experts in water treatment. For more information, visit our website at www.ovivowater.com.

About Paques

Paques has over 30 years experience in helping industries and municipalities to reduce their water and carbon footprints and reclaim valuable resources. Paques' reactor systems are found in all kind of industries and applications, such as food, pulp and paper, beer and beverages, distilleries and chemical industry. Since 1980, Paques realized more than 1800 references worldwide. Besides the Global and European headquarters in The Netherlands, Paques has regional headquarters in China, South America, India, South-East Asia North America.  This ensures local presence and the best service for clients worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.paques.nl or contact: [email protected], or +31-514-608-500.


Ovivo Inc.

Contact: Ovivo: Marc Barbeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tel: + 1-514-284-4238; Pierre-Marc Sarrazin, Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasury, Tel.: +1-514-284-7208, Email: [email protected]; Elena Bailey, Director, Business Development North America, Tel: + 1- 512-834-6003, Email: [email protected]; Paques: Stephan Bocken, Chief Executive Officer, Tel: + 31 514 608 500; Vincent van Vuure, Manager of Marketing, Communications & Public Relations, Tel.: + 31 514 608 697, Email: [email protected]

Web Site: http://ovivowater.ca

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