OxyMem, an Irish cleantech company is a spin-out from the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering and was co-founded by Wayne Byrne, Professor Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron.
The Irish wastewater start-up is a leading innovator in energy efficient wastewater treatment. OxyMem’s breakthrough technology addresses the global need for a more energy efficient wastewater treatment, a worldwide challenge that consumes over 2% of a nation’s electricity production.
Membrane-Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR), developed by OxyMem, is the breakthrough technology that focuses on wastewater aeration. This makes the treatment process 75% more energy efficient than conventional treatment technology. Conventional aeration systems have relied on a very energy intensive process known as bubble aeration which has remained unchanged for nearly 100 years. OxyMem is one of a few companies in the world that can offer both process and operational advantages to the wastewater treatment sector which is estimated to be worth over €30 Billion.
OxyMem has an impressive list of clients in Ireland, UK, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Middle East, Canada and Brazil and is currently in the process of growing the company’s number of employees from 25 to 50.
"We have evolved quite significantly since we were set-up and the facilities, supports and services provided at NovaUCD certainly made it easy to for us to concentrate on growing the company"
- Wayne Byrne, CEO, OxyMem