Success for LAT Water in opening new market opportunity

Fast growing Newbury based company LAT Water Limited (LATW) provides an
environmentally friendly low cost solution to a wide range of industrial waste and salt water

Following a successful joint grant application with Viridor Limited under the Department for
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator, managed
by the Carbon Trust, LAT Water has started work on a pilot project to treat leachate from
Viridor’s Broadpath landfill site near Exeter. Leachate is one of the most difficult Industrial
waste effluents to treat and a key target sector for LAT Water in the United Kingdom and
internationally. Viridor is an ideal partner for LAT Water as a leading company in the circular
economy transforming waste to generate renewable energy, high quality recyclates and raw materials. The LAT™ process uses low grade waste heat from Viridor’s Landfill Gas engines at ambient pressure to concentrate leachate and extract pure water. The completed facility is designed to demonstrate superior energy and cost savings, environmental benefits and reduced CO₂ emissions and is a precursor to generating additional orders in UK and internationally.

The Chairman of LATW, Peter Champness, commented:

“ I am excited that we have won further government support to LAT Water’s
commitment to develop innovative sustainable low energy cost solutions to the growing
challenge of managing complex Industrial waste”.

Terry Murphy, Viridor Technology and Innovation Forum Chairman and Landfill Director, said:

”Viridor is proud of the fact that our modern, engineered landfill sites are designed to
extract landfill gas which can be transformed to create electricity. To have the potential
to take this process even further and harness the waste heat from the landfill gas
process and use it to take pure water from leachate is an innovative solution and Viridor
is enthusiastic to pursue through this pilot project. Viridor is pleased to be working with
LAT Water on this process at the Broadpath Landfill site in Tiverton.”

Mr Murphy said Viridor was committed to transforming waste to create resources and the
leachate treatment pilot project being undertaken at Broadpath was an example of this
commitment. The sustainability potential of treating leachate on site would also not only
significantly reduce costs but also impact positively on the road miles associated with tankering
this material away from landfill sites.

for further information contact
Peter Champness
LAT Water Limited
Wessex House
Oxford Road
RG14 1PA

Telephone: +44 (0) 1635 814411
Web: www.latwater