Research and Innovation
For over 40 years, Evac’s mission has been to modernize waste and wastewater management. Research and development (R&D) is a fundamental enabler of this mission. Evac is known for its high-quality products that help customers reduce their environmental footprint beyond regulatory requirements. Research and innovation play key roles in unleashing all the ingenuity existing in our company.
Understanding the needs of the future
As Evac continues to transform from a technology provider into an expert in environmental protection, research activities play a crucial role. The way we see it, research is a prerequisite for offering solutions that drive sustainable development, now and in the future, In addition to supporting product development, the information received through research helps us understand, for example, what type of substances will need to be removed from purified water in the future. Or how legislation develops, or how we can keep improving circularity in everything we do.
Evac’s research is founded on proactive and continuous collaboration with partners both inside the industry and with academia. Constant co-creation and re-innovation are must-dos as both vessels and buildings now under construction will be in use for decades. Evac is e.g. part of an ongoing project that aims to shed light on how the sustainable ship of the future will look.
This project, called SustainValue, is a collaboration between Evac, the Royal Caribbean Group, the Turku Meyer shipyard, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Part of this work is to understand what type of technologies ships would need to have the smallest possible negative impact on the environment.
Evac Research centers
Evac has a dedicated research center in Tuusula, Finland, and another one focusing on R&D for corrosion protection and freshwater generation in Chesterfield, UK.
In Tuusula, Evac’s research center with more than 1,000 square meters of space enables the testing of full-size process systems in our own facilities and ensures quality in various areas of technological development. Testing is essential for generating new information on Evac’s environmental solutions for existing and future ships and buildings to keep advancing the sustainability of our technologies.