PROGRAM MANAGER: Nick Kacsandi
Depending on the nature of the proposed solution this RFP could result in one or more of the following: contract research, joint development, proof of concept leading to prototype or pilot testing, licensing, supply agreement.
Phase 1 - Proof of technical concept (6 months)
Phase 2 - efforts may vary depending on the background and capabilities of the respondent or responding organization. Potential scenarios may include long-term feasibility testing, pilot scale-up and testing or joint development efforts in the case of novel or improved technologies.
Both near-term and long-term funding is available in accordance with the proposed solution.
Client’s exact timeline and financials may vary based on nature of the proposed solution and the solution provider’s capabilities.
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a Global Food Processing client, invites proposals for novel system designs for the treatment of industrial wastewater streams with high fat and grease content.
The scope and efficacy of industrial water treatment operations depends on the material composition (i.e. “strength”) of the wastewater stream. High strength streams – such as those found in the food industry, chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, mining and other industries – are notoriously difficult to manage due to high concentrations of particulates, residual chemicals, and other byproducts of processing. In the case of NineSigma’s food processing client, this wastewater includes all of the above, in addition to significant levels of fat, oil and grease.
Current treatment protocols are limited by high capital expense, operational inefficiency, gaps in regulatory compliance, and high waste disposal costs. The client seeks to develop, license or acquire novel solutions from partners across academia, research and industry that can efficiently resolve highly concentrated waste streams to meet environmental standards. Top solution providers may have the opportunity to foster and support long-term initiatives in collaboration with the client.
The successful respondent technology will address all of the following:
The following approaches are not of interest:
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ANTICIPATED PROJECT PHASES OR PROJECT PLAN
Phase 1 – Proof of concept
Phase 2 – Commercial / industrial scale-up, pilot scale development
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THIS REQUEST
Responses from companies (small to large), academic researchers, other research institutes, consultants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent an organization involved in wastewater, sewage, or sludge treatment with a solution that can be implemented for high grease applications.
You represent an organization with expertise in environmental engineering or pollution control that can provide solutions related to testing, technology development, pilot scale support or long-term consulting.