CANONSBURG, PA, April 14, 2015 – Aquatech, a global leader in water and wastewater technologies for the industrial & infrastructure markets, is joining a delegation of 24 American companies on a Business Development Trade Mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, China.
Led by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, the trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business operations in China for Smart Cities – Smart Growth products and services, such as smart buildings, green data centers, carbon capture utilization and storage, energy efficiency technologies, clean air and water technologies, waste treatment technologies, smart grid and green transportation.
Devesh Sharma, Managing Director of Aquatech, and Tom Tseng, General Manager of Aquatech’s operations in China, will participate in the mission, which takes place April 12-17.
“Aquatech is pleased to be part of this important mission to China and to bring our innovative water treatment solutions to this important and growing market,” said Sharma.
With offices in Guangzhou, Aquatech has several operating installations in China including facilities that employ Aquatech’s innovative Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology. ZLD prevents the discharge of any liquid waste into the environment. One such project is Aquatech’s wastewater recycle and ZLD system for ChinacoalTuke Fertilizer Project in the city of Ordos, Inner Mongolia region, which has been shortlisted for a Global Water Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the worldwide water treatment industry.
“This trade mission is an opportunity to facilitate greater cooperation between the governments and private sectors in the United States and China,” said Secretary Pritzker. “We know that China has energy needs that our firms have the goods, services and expertise to address. Through this mission, we hope to forge deeper ties that will strengthen the bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies.”
“U.S. businesses have the products, services and technological expertise needed to develop and deploy innovative technologies for future smart cities. These are some of the clean energy technologies that will help build China’s low-carbon economy and solve our global climate challenges,” said Secretary Moniz. “The companies selected are key reminders that through the world-class innovation of U.S. companies, we can decrease emissions while creating economic opportunities.”
This trade mission is one of several efforts underway that will help strengthen and expand U.S.-China clean energy cooperation following the joint announcement made by President Obama and President Xi on November 12 in Beijing on the two countries’ post-2020 climate targets. China is the world’s largest energy consumer and the leading emitter of greenhouse gases, and this mission will help China meet its stated goal of peaking CO2 emissions around 2030, and increasing their non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20 percent by 2030.
Aquatech is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge. The company is headquartered in the United States, and has a significant presence worldwide through subsidiaries in India, Europe, the Middle East, and China. Aquatech strives to provide technology leadership and performance excellence to the global water industry, and aims to support its clients with cutting-edge sustainable solutions, minimizing their life cycle cost, as well as their carbon and water footprint.