As the only Canadian company to advance, Econse will now compete with nine other academic institutions and companies from around the world in a global effort to help reduce the effect of phosphorus pollution on our precious waterways.
The George Barley Water Prize is a crowdsourcing innovation challenge looking to find the best solutions for removing phosphorus from bodies of water. Private companies and academic institutions develop and demonstrate how their next generation technology can help drive change.
Econse develops water and wastewater solutions for niche problems facing SMEs and local businesses across Canada. After working with Craft Brewers to provide onsite treatment with its BrüClean System, Econse began exploring ways that its technology could be adapted to help other larger environmental issues.
Upon the completion of the George Barley Water Prize, Econse hopes to continue research to help farms, businesses and conservation authorities in the Lake Erie region through the use of its technology in support of achieving targets set out in the Great Lakes Conservation Agreement.
More information about the George Barley Water Prize can be found here.