Gradiant, Global Water Solutions Provider, Awarded $20M in New Contracts in India

New projects deliver Gradiant’s full-technology stack solutions to India’s renewable energy and industrial clients.

BOSTON, Nov 16, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Gradiant, a global solutions provider for advanced water and wastewater treatment, is pleased to announce awards of $20 million in new contracts in September and October 2022. The awards are for clients in the manufacturing of photovoltaic cells (or solar cells) renewable energy and industrial protective equipment. All three projects will be delivered as design-build contracts.

One of the largest solar companies in India has partnered with Gradiant at a manufacturing site in the Western Region for ammonia and fluoride removal and wastewater treatment. The new facility will recover, neutralize, and treat complex wastewater rinse streams from photovoltaic cell production to levels that meet the client’s sustainability goals and local discharge limits.

Gradiant has also partnered with a leader in the renewable energy business for the design-build of two facilities for ultrapure water and wastewater treatment to support a new photovoltaic cell manufacturing site also in Western Region. The project will include Gradiant’s patented RO Infinity™ membrane technology to treat industrial wastewater streams. The zero liquid discharge (ZLD) facility will reduce wastewater to only salt and solid wastes.

“We are experiencing strong growth in the India market across multiple strategic verticals,” said Prakash Govindan, Co-Founder & COO of Gradiant. “India was already one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is well positioned to gain as global companies review their sourcing and manufacturing footprints to de-risk and diversify their supply chains. We are also witnessing a clean energy transition in India, as the country builds out renewable energy infrastructure and its supply to the world. This local market has always been important to India, and Gradiant is ready to support our clients with advanced water solutions as they shift or double-down their local manufacturing operations.”

In addition to these renewable energy projects, Gradiant is working with a leading manufacturer of industrial protective equipment for their new facility in Southern India. Gradiant will deliver an effluent treatment and ZLD waste minimization system. The plant will feature Gradiant’s Carrier Gas Extraction™ (CGE) for ZLD and SmartOps™ for AI-powered asset performance optimization, and a membrane biological reactor (MBR) for advanced wastewater treatment.

Gradiant entered the India market in 2018 to engage with major international and domestic companies to solve their advanced water and wastewater challenges in water recycling, minimum and zero liquid discharge, and ultrapure water. Clients are served by in-country expertise from Gradiant’s main office in Chennai while collaborating and leveraging global process and engineering resources. The India team is comprised of 80 expert engineers and staff today, with plans to increase headcounts across the country.

Novolyze Announces B Corporation Certification

Leader in food safety and quality digitalization technology achieves leading business sustainability certification


BETHESDA, Md. and DAIX, France, Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novolyze, the smart food safety and quality digitalization company, today announced that it has been certified as a B Corporation™ (B Corp™), affirming its long-term commitment to accountability and transparency in measuring societal and environmental impact.

To achieve the B Corp certification, companies must undergo a rigorous verification process administered by the nonprofit, B Lab. Through this process, the B Lab assesses the end-to-end impacts of their businesses including reviewing how their operations affect workers, customers, the environment and more. As part of the verification assessment, Novolyze received numerous high marks, significantly outpacing other B Corp certified companies in the U.S. market and the technology industry in categories including Health, Wellness and Safety (83rd percentile), Career Development (83rd percentile) and Mission Locked – Impact Business Model — where the company scored a perfect 100 percent.

“At Novolyze, we are constantly looking to deliver business value in the most ethical, responsible and progressive way possible,” said Karim-Franck Khinouche, Founder and CEO of Novolyze. “And to surpass the criteria of such a rigorous assessment like B Corp, it shows us that we are on the right path to achieving our broader business goals of making the world a better place and establishing ourselves as one of the most sustainability minded partners in the technology marketplace.”

Serving some of the largest food and beverage brands today – including Mars, Cargill, Nestle, and many more – Novolyze has quickly established itself as one of the leaders in food safety and quality control processes throughout the U.S. and Europe. Through Novolyze’s software platform, brands can harness the power of real-time data unification and leverage digital tools to help them mitigate risks, ensure compliance, augment plant performance and increase sustainability. This certification comes on the heels of a $15 million Series A fundraising round in late 2021.

Moreover, with the broader food industry accounting for a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, the need for an increasing network of B Corp certified companies throughout the industry has never been more important. Through the use of its patented solutions, Novolyze has been able to help its clients reduce their carbon footprint and related water consumption by more than 15% on average.

“In order to create a more sustainable and resilient world for tomorrow, businesses not only need to focus on their own efforts, but also how they can help their others hit their own climate responsibility goals,” said Karim. “With that in mind, we have continued to work as hard as possible to emerge as a trusted partner both in terms of performance as well as social and climate responsibility. Thus, to be certified as a B Corp is both a source of tremendous pride as well as a catalyst that we will use to push ourselves further on our journey to hit more ambitious internal and external sustainability goals.”