HAMILTON, Ontario — A new $30 million water treatment plant will use patented membrane technology to provide drinking water from any other water, according to thespec.com.

Fibracast Inc., a division of Anaergia, is behind the project, noted the article. “That is critical in this day and age of water shortages,” said Anaergia founder and CEO Andrew Benedek in the article, on the ability to create drinkable water.

Construction recently began on the 91,000-square-foot facility, stated the article. “It’s fabulous that they’ve chosen Hamilton,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger in the release. “This is important technology that will be made right here in Hamilton.”

The membrane includes high packing density, backwash capability, low trans-membrane pressure and flat sheet membranes to reduce the amount of space needed as well as operating costs, reported the release.

“We are very pleased that after developing our unique membranes in the Hamilton area, our new technologically advanced membrane production facility will also be here,” said John Tomescu, Fibracast Inc. CEO, in the release. “The Hamilton area has world-class water engineering, manufacturing expertise and supply chain support to successfully compete with any membrane manufacturing location in the world.”

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