Diffusaire Ltd. – Founded in 2009 within the Kinrot Ventures incubator in Israel to commercialize its patent pending OTECH aeration technology. OTECH based products target global markets such as wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and fish farms. Addressable markets are well over US$1.0 billion per year. The OTECH user benefits are 50% reduction in energy costs as well as an increased capacity/throughput, simplified maintenance and reduced CO2 emissions.
Energy used by WWTP in the US alone is estimated by DOE at 1.5% of the total US electricity consumption. This translates to more than 3,000 MW of electricity, at an annual cost of about US$1.6 billion. Aeration accounts for 50% of the energy cost in wastewater treatment plants.