Hydroleap partners with Biocare in Philippines

From left: Alexander Crisostomo, president of Biocare; Jennifer Crisostomo, vice-president for operations of Biocare; Dr Mohammad (Moh) Sherafatmand, founder and CEO of Hydroleap; Carla Yco, product manager for Biocare and project manager for ENVISOL

Singaporean water technology company Hydroleap has partnered with Biocare Health Resources, an in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) distributor in the Philippines. Hydroleap will power CYCLEAN a flagship product of Biocare’s new environmental division ENVISOL — which is a chemical-free wastewater treatment that meets regulatory effluent standards, minimises environmental impact, and advances sustainable water management across various industries in the Philippines.

This collaboration is a first for Hydroleap in the Philippines, as it deploys advanced electrochemical solutions for efficient wastewater treatments across the country.

In collaboration with Biocare, Hydroleap will bring these technologies to the grassroot levels impacting local communities. Utilising electrical energy to remove contaminants from water and wastewater, it also aligns with environmental regulations in accordance with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) administrative order of 2016-08.

This proactive approach to environmental stewardship demonstrates how partnerships between technology companies and industry leaders can lead to positive outcomes for communities and the environment.

Biocare will further extend the market for Hydroleap to healthcare establishments such as government hospitals, barangay clinics, and mobile hospitals; F&B establishments from small cafes to MNCs; retail centres, and hospitality companies.

Backed by investors including Real Tech Holdings, Mitsubishi Electric, Wavemaker Partners, 500 Global, Singapore government and the state government of Victoria, Australia, Hydroleap embraces the use of low-energy consuming deep technologies for water and wastewater treatments in the industrial sector of the Philippines.

Conventional methods of wastewater treatments involve the use of inefficient and labour-intensive legacy practices involving the use of chemicals that are harmful to the environment.

Unfortunately, industrial and refuse often end up in the tributaries and major waterways causing adverse environmental and social effects. The Philippines is facing a water crisis with some 11 million families lacking access to clean water. Industrial operations, including pharmaceutical and medical facilities and commercial buildings, consume large amounts of freshwater and generate massively polluted wastewater, in the process, increasing the strain on already limited water resources. Effective wastewater treatment and management for water-intensive industries is thus, one of the key aspects of tackling the issue. 

CEO and founder of Hydroleap Dr Mohammad (Moh) Sherafatmand said that the intent in this partnership with Biocare to bring its electrooxidation (HL-EO) and electrocoagulation (HL-EC) technologies to the Philippines is “is to leverage industry best practices in water and wastewater treatments to help alleviate the water stress in the country”. “Coupled with Biocare’s commitment to sustainability and providing local insights, we hope to set new benchmarks in water conservation efforts in the Philippines,” he added.

Through solutions that are automated, robust and cost-effective, Hydroleap’s electrochemical techniques can reportedly reduce up to 95% pollutants present in industrial wastewater and lessen the water discharges by 80% in the cooling towers.