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Partanna joins International Desalination Association to advance sustainable solutions

25 Apr 2023

Partanna Global, a leader in carbon-negative technology solutions, is proud to announce its recent membership in the International Desalination Association (IDA).

As a member of the IDA, Partanna joins a global community of companies and organizations committed to advancing sustainable and innovative solutions in desalination technology. The IDA is dedicated to promoting the responsible use of desalination to help address the world's water scarcity challenges while reducing its environmental impact.

Rebekkah Swisher, Partanna’s VP of Sustainability, commented:

Partanna is delighted to join the International Desalination Association (IDA) and look forward to supporting our colleagues’ efforts to address the environmental impact of desalination. By putting brine to use as a feedstock for our building materials, we hope to reduce the amount of brine that ends up in our oceans and waterways, and deliver more freshwater at the same time. Our innovative approach has the potential to make a real difference, and we’re excited to be part of a global community that shares our commitment to sustainability.

Shannon K. McCarthy, Secretary General of the International Desalination Industry, commented:

"IDA is pleased to welcome Partanna as a new corporate member. Their approach to utilizing brine from desalination plants to develop eco-friendly building materials that absorb carbon is a great example of achieving net zero and innovative results."

Partanna is currently developing a new application of its material as a solution that can address the environmental impact of desalination. Partanna’s technology has the potential to convert wasteproduct brine, generated by desalination plants, into a carbon-dioxide absorbing, non-toxic, usable material that supports marine life. If applied at a typical large-scale desalination plant, the technology could remove millions of units of CO₂ daily and reduce the amount of brine that ends up in our oceans and waterways, and deliver more freshwater support at the same time.

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Notes to editors

Partanna Global

Partanna is a technology company that removes CO₂ naturally.

The company’s innovation helps various industries to decarbonize.

Partanna has pioneered the world’s first building material that avoids emissions and removes carbon from the atmosphere.

International Desalination Association

The International Desalination Association, established in 1973, is the point of connection for the global desalination and water reuse community.

A non-profit association, IDA serves members in more than 60 countries and reaches an additional 15 affiliate member organizations, both regional and national. Its membership comprises scientists, developers, off-takers, regulators, end-users, engineers, consultants, media, and researchers from governments, corporations, and academia.

The IDA works to promote water scarcity solutions as an NGO with recognized consultative status by the United Nations ECOSOC, and a member of the UN Water Special Framework for Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the UN FAO Land and Water Division.

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