Dec 16, 10
Boston Mayor Tom Menino welcomed Oasys Water to the Innovation District today. Oasys Water has developed breakthrough technology to address the growing water scarcity and energy security needs of the world. Oasys Water’s strength lies at the nexus of water and energy. Water requires tremendous amounts of energy to process and to transport. At the same time, many conventional energy generation processes are water intensive. According to the United States Department of Energy, for every barrel of oil produced, ten barrels of water are required. Oasys developed the Engineered Osmosis™ (EO) platform, a patented process designed to desalinate water at a fraction of the cost of conventional methods.
While the spotlight shone brightly on Oasys today, we also took an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the growing cleantech cluster in the Innovation District.
Area cleantech CEOs including Next Step Living’s Geoff Chapin, Fast Cap System’s Riccardo Signorelli, and Sat Con’s Steve Rhodes attended the ribbon cutting (pictured at right with Oasys Water CEO Aaron Mandell) and enjoyed some of the purified water generated by Oasys’s proprietary technology. These companies and others in our cleantech cluster are leading the way toward a cleaner economy while creating good green jobs. As the cluster grows, these companies can more easily share ideas and resources, collaborate and network, and identify new business opportunities.