Arvia, The UK-based water and wastewater treatment company that uses the graphene-based Nyex to remove pollutants from water, has recently secured a £140,000 grant. The funds come from the Catalyst for Growth fund, managed by the University of Chester and part of a Government-led plan to encourage innovation and economic growth in regional areas of England.
In June, the company will also move to a new UK location, which will enable it to take on new staff and apply its technology to large-scale industrial projects. The company claims it has already successfully shown how the technology can be used to remove toxic chemicals from water, and is now seeking the cooperation of large municipalities that are willing to adopt this innovative technology. In March 2015, Arvia raised £4 million for furthering this technology.