TITLE

Water Innovation: It's Not What You Think

AUTHOR(S)
Moresco, Justin
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Red Herring;3/31/2009, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses innovations from water tech startups in the U.S. It relates the lack of venture funding received by water tech startups in 2008. Andrew Williamson, director of PHYSIC Ventures, a venture firm that has invested in water tech startups, explains why it is better for these startups to focus on applying existing technologies rather than developing new ones. Porifera has decided to use cylindrical carbon molecules or carbon nanotubes to develop membranes for desalination. Driptech, a startup supported by angel investors, is developing a drip-irrigation system for small-scale farmers in Africa and Asia using lightweight plastic tubing.
ACCESSION #
37329873

 

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