SOURCE: SNM Global Holdings

October 04, 2010 08:43 ET

SNM Global Adds Desalination Technologies to 'Clean Water Project': Global Investment to Total $87.8 Billion by 2016

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  SNM Global Holdings (PINKSHEETS: SNMN) announced today adding water desalination technologies as a primary acquisition and development focus of the recently announced 'Clean Water Project.'

According to a new report from Pike Research, strong growth in the desalination technology market is predicted over the next several years, and the respected cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts that global desalination investment will double from $8.3 billion in 2010 to $16.6 billion per year by 2016, representing cumulative spending of $87.8 billion during that period.

Water scarcity, population and economic growth, pollution, and urbanization are all placing increased pressure on freshwater resources around the world. The gap between the supply of freshwater and demand for water for industrial, agricultural, and domestic use is growing at a rapid pace. At the same time, the cost of desalination has come down steadily, and it is becoming a more affordable means of meeting the world's growing freshwater needs.

Water is an enormous issue around the globe -- for drinking, farming and industry. As the world population approaches 7.8 billion by 2030, the demand for potable water will stress the finite closed-loop water-cycle responsible for supplying freshwater.

Desalination is becoming more affordable and more people can benefit from an almost unlimited resource -- seawater.

The clean water market is huge and expanding, in a crisis that cries out for innovation and efficiency, deeply enmeshed with energy usage and in urgent need of a variety of new technology approaches.

The projected annual expenditures in the global market of for advances in irrigation systems, water reuse initiatives, infrastructure supply and storage, and treating secondary water sources are in excess of $90 billion. This rate appears to be sustainable based on demand from population growth, continued industrialization, and agricultural utilization.

The Company will soon announce various sustainable technological solutions and expects to announce specific acquisitions and/or licensing arrangements in the growing clean water and desalination market.

The Company has recently announced the launch of it Small & Micro Hydro Technology Development Projects resulting from its recent technology acquisitions and has already announced that eleven major projects have been launched in preparation for commercialization and international distribution.

Each of the technology solutions, resulting from its recent technology acquisitions, are unique integration of proven sustainable alternative sources, engineered to provide redundant energy supplies in a wide variety of applications, particularly adaptable as solutions for emerging markets.

It is expected that a number of the Small & Micro Hydro technologies can be integrated with Clean Water technologies, thereby providing both energy and clean water sources simultaneously.

The recent market reports from Frost & Sullivan and have estimated that the "global ocean energy industry can be worth $1 trillion" and Pike Research, states hydrokinetic energy is "50 to 100 times more cost-efficient than wind or solar"... and can be more reliable than other kinds of renewable energy sources such as wind or solar.

The Small Hydro and Clean Water Development Projects represent important technologies to assist emerging economies to leapfrog into sustainable and independent energy and clean water production.

Based on internal market projections and asset appreciation over the market cycle, the Company values the technology acquisition at $12,500,000, to be purchased through by the issuance of Preferred Stock. Redemption of the Preferred Stock is contemplated to contain several performance based terms relating to sales and market penetration, thus protecting shareholders and insuring equity appreciation.

The Company's acquired technologies and development projects will be integrated into the Company's MicroTechnology Transfer (mt2) Program and MicroEquity Partner Program; and will be introduced into SNM Global's distribution network for emerging market insertion and introduction. SNM Global's MicroTechnology Transfer (mt2) Program and MicroEquity Partner Program enable the acquisition, development, and transfer of technologies that will provide for the betterment of society and provide the catalyst for emerging markets to leapfrog into the sustainable sectors that will drive the twenty-first century. The Company encourages collaboration with public, private and institutional partners in all phases of the development and technology transfer cycle; and accepts submissions from both collaborative development, distribution and inventor partners through the Collaboration Portal on its new website at

About SNM Global Holdings
SNM Global Holdings (SNM Global) is a technology holding and development company that invests in, acquires, and develops Intellectual Property Assets and Operations in the Clean/Alternative Energy, Biotech, Water and Better Health & Living sectors adapted specifically for the emerging global markets.

The Company realizes revenues from the distribution of its technology, products, and solutions through its network of international agents and distributors and through the licensing of Intellectual Property through its innovative mt2 Program. The Company provides its International MicroEquity Partner program to our local partners in our target international markets. This program provides initial funding to a community building and life-enhancing organization. The Company sees profits through equity ownership and sales and distribution of its technology and solutions. The company operates through its subsidiaries and various distribution partners worldwide.

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