BioCleaner aims to expand local market share
(The Philippine Star) - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA,Philippines — In 2004, a group of friends got together to develop something new, something innovative that has something to do with clean water. “Thus, we came up with the technology that requires very little energy to clean water. Back then, it used to be called the creek cleaner, but the main problem was waste water. So, we developed a system that treats wastewater and eliminates odor as well because everybody wants the odor to be taken away,” said Eros Kaw, chief executive of BioCleaner.

In 2009, the BioCleaner was launched and sold its first unit to Tagaytay Highlands. With their sewerage treatment broken down, Tagaytay Highlands installed the portable BioCleaner unit to test the system’s efficiency. From an electrical consumption of 129HP, their energy requirement was reduced to 2HP and the system treated the wastewater without the use of chemicals. It worked well and 10 years later, it is still in good working condition,” Kaw said.

Since its introduction to the market, the BioCleaner system had been utilized to clean water not only in the Philippines, but also bodies of water in Indonesia, China and the US.

Today, BioCleaner has set its sights to expand its local market share. According to Kaw, “the main thing we want to do in the Philippines, outside of NCR, is to make our system available, accessible, and most importantly, affordable for the water districts. We would like to offer a sewerage system at a price of P25 per cubic meter of water and septage treatment at P2 per cubic meter, approximately a third of the costs of other systems. 

“Through public-private partnerships, the local government does not have to buy a unit. We want the local communities to keep the sovereignty of their local water rights. In certain places, that is more urbanized and in downtown areas, we are willing to invest for the long term. The local government doesn’t even have to turn over their water distribution rights to us. We are looking for partners in the local government and other corporate investors as well. We want to be the economical and green alternative,” Kaw said.

With US Green Patent A, BioCleaner is regarded as a product that is energy efficient and brings benefits to the environment.

BioCleaner is the first non-chemical water cleaning facility that provides a biological solution in treating wastewater and different types of organic waste. The BioCleaner system can create microbes tested as Biosafety level 1, making it suitable to work with well-characterized agents that do not cause disease in healthy humans. This wastewater cleaning facility can produce colorless and odorless water, eliminating the need for chlorination process. Without the use of any chemical solution, BioCleaner is safe for cleaning natural water systems such as creeks, ponds, and lakes.

The BioCleaner system is also highly adaptable to agricultural (piggeries, chicken, cow farms), industrial (factories, economic parks and zones), commercial and municipal (malls, condominiums, gated communities, hospitals) sectors.

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