Microvi and FLI Water Announce Strategic Partnership in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Following three years of successful collaboration Microvi and FLI Water (FLI) have formed an exclusive agreement to expand their existing partnership in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The expanded partnership will allow FLI and Microvi to offer end-to-end capabilities, providing turnkey solutions for both industrial and municipal water projects.

Duncan Wildgoose, Business Development Director at FLI, said, "Following a couple of years of collaboration with the Microvi team, we are excited to take the next steps with this agreement. This partnership will enable the water sector in the UK and Ireland to take advantage of Microvi's breakthrough technology."

"A trusted delivery partner with proven technical abilities provides confidence in taking advantage of Microvi's technological benefits, especially for a historically risk-averse industry." said Microvi's Director of Commercial and Technical Strategy, Ajay Nair. "FLI has a strong culture of customer value and impeccable service and is trusted by water utilities to deliver high value solutions with low risk. With a range of complementary technologies, it makes for a perfect fit."

Microvi and FLI previously collaborated to develop and deliver large demonstration units utilising Microvi's MicroNiche Engineering (MNE) technology. These units have been successfully deployed with several key UK Water utilities including Thames Water, Scottish Water, Wessex Water and Southern Water.

The heart of the Microvi MNE technology is its novel biocatalytic composites (MNE biocatalysts) that intensify and extend the life of biological processes, while maintaining a controlled population of microorganisms at a much higher density than existing technologies. 

Microvi MNE can be retrofitted and integrated with exisiting activated sludge or fixed film processes to increase capacity and improve effluent quality. The solution requires minimal startup, operation and maintenance time and has a smaller footprint. In addition, Microvi MNE does not produce additional solids, reduces energy and carbon requirements, and reduces chemical needs.