Univar and Novozymes offer biological solutions for waste and wastewater treatment
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Univar and Novozymes offer biological solutions for waste and wastewater treatment

Market-leading portfolio allows customers to shift toward more sustainable operations while reducing reliance on fossil fuels and producing cleaner water.

  • By ICN Group | September 17, 2021

Univar Solutions announced a new agreement with Novozymes expanding its relationship to include biological solutions for waste and wastewater treatment in the United States and Canada. Longtime global partners, the new agreement follows previous announcements expanding the partnership into a range of markets in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

The new agreement reinforces Univar Solutions' ability to service municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, providing bioaugmentation, biogas and sludge management enzymatic and microbial treatment solutions.

"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Novozymes and add to our market-leading and more sustainable wastewater treatment capabilities. Our customers have complex water treatment requirements and count on us for products and chemistries as well as outstanding service and deep industry expertise. The addition of Novozymes' specialty biologic solutions to our wastewater treatment portfolio strengthens our offerings and further enables us to provide customers with essential, sustainable products and services to help meet vital business needs," said Brian Jurcak, vice president of product marketing management at Univar Solutions. "Investing in our water treatment business and enhancing it with best-in-class bioaugmentation products allows our dedicated water treatment team, led by well-known industry expert John Fulcher, to continue driving reliable, next-generation solutions for our customers."

Novozymes' biological solutions in enzyme- and microbial technology catalyze key processes, transforming, for instance, dissolved organic matter in wastewater into a biomass that can be separated from the treated wastewater and safely disposed.

"This partnership will help Novozymes expand our reach within the water industry through Univar Solutions' vast network of dedicated industry experts – and Univar Solutions has really done an outstanding job developing their team and network of customers and relationships," added Brian Brazeau, Novozymes' President for North America and vice president, Agricultural & Industrial Biosolutions, Americas. "With biology and biotechnology increasingly recognized as catalyst for the next industrial revolution, this partnership will help kick-start a fundamental shift toward more sustainable, biological solutions also in the water and waste industries."

The advanced biotechnology allows for biological solutions to traditional water and waste-treatment challenges such as sludge management, degradation of recalcitration compounds and biogas generation.

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