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Water Treatment Financing Model Takes Page From Solar PPAs

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Cambrian Innovation today said that Lagunitas Brewing Company will be the first customer to use its water-energy purchase agreement (WEPA).

Under the WEPA, which Cambrian says is a first for the industrial wastewater treatment industry, Lagunitas will use Cambrian’s EcoVolt product to treat its wastewater onsite, producing recycled water and clean energy to use at its Azusa, California brewery, which will open early next year. The brewery will pay a monthly fee and zero money down for the wastewater treatment and renewable energy generation as a service.

By reducing its utility bills and eliminating its off-site wastewater hauling and treatment costs, Cambrian estimates the WEPA will save the brewery $22.5 million over the 20-year contract.

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Craft Beer Pioneer, Lagunitas, Signs Up to Save $22.5M in Water, Wastewater, and Energy Costs with Cambrian Innovation’s WEPA

In an industry first, Lagunitas installs Cambrian’s onsite EcoVolt® solution at no upfront cost Boston, MA and Azusa, CA – December 7, 2016 – Cambrian Innovation, a commercial provider of distributed wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions for industrial facilities, today announced that one of the nation’s fastest growing craft breweries, Lagunitas Brewing Company, will… View Article


Matthew Silver, Founder & CEO of Cambrian Innovation, to Keynote 7th International Complex Systems Design & Management Conference

Talk addresses the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable water and energy infrastructure Boston, MA and Paris, France – December 5 – Matthew Silver, Founder and CEO of Cambrian Innovation, will keynote the upcoming international Complex Systems Design & Management (CSD&M) conference in Paris, France next week. The conference, hosted by the French Center of… View Article


Cambrian Innovation Welcomes New Senior Director of Operations

Brian Hemphill brings over two decades of operations experience to Cambrian Boston – December 1, 2016 – Cambrian Innovation, a biotechnology company solving critical resource challenges for industry, announced today that Brian Hemphill joined the team as Senior Director of Operations. Brian, who has spent over two decades leading operations in the wine industry, will… View Article


Details on Russian River Brewing’s new water treatment system and expansion (should you buy one?)

Craft Brewing Business

Water is power. The world needs it. Water is also beer, which the world also needs. All breweries understand this, especially a brewery like Russian River Brewing Co., which literally gains its name, inspiration and flavor from that Russian River. In order to keep these standards of flavor quality and sustainability high as the brewery expands, it has turned to Cambrian Innovation, a biotechnology company solving critical resource challenges for the industry.

“Sustainable production is really important to us,” says Natalie, “and we want to ensure that we remain conscious of our environmental impact as we grow. The EcoVolt solution will cut our carbon and water footprints, ensuring that if we do choose to further increase production, we also give back to the environment.”

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US Beer Makers Are Leading The Water-Energy Nexus Revolution

CleanTechnica

It looks like the sustainability engine of the future is going to keep chugging along, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office. The latest case in point is the US brewing industry. Breweries of all sizes have been investing in high efficiency equipment that cuts down their wastewater while producing usable products including methane gas, potable water and biosolids. That trend is not likely to change any time soon.

That’s because US breweries — especially urban breweries — need to think ahead if they’re going to continue growing in an era of water scarcity and aging wastewater treatment facilities.

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Cambrian Innovation and Russian River Brewing Company Announce Installation of First Standalone EcoVolt MBR

Next-generation wastewater treatment solution removes 99 percent of contaminants, producing water suitable for discharge or reuse BOSTON, MA and SANTA ROSA, CA – November 16, 2016 – Cambrian Innovation, a biotechnology company solving critical resource challenges for industry, today announced a new partnership with Russian River Brewing Company. The Sonoma County craft brewery, famous for its strong… View Article


How Circular-Economy Approaches to Wastewater Can Cut Costs, Emissions, Water Use

Environmental Leader

Bear Republic Brewing Company was up against environmental and operational challenges common to many food and beveragecompanies. The Cloverdale, California-based brewery faced city-imposed water supply and wastewater discharge limits. If it wanted to proceed with its expansion plan, it would have to find an onsite wastewater treatment system that reduced the load on the city’s aging and overworked water treatment infrastructure.

To address both these issues, Bear Republic turned to biotechnology firm Cambrian Innovation and its EcoVolt technology, which allows industrial users to treat wastewaterwhile generating clean energy and clean water for reuse. The company first purchased the EcoVolt Reactor in 2014. It spent the next two years working with Cambrian and the city to obtain the necessary permits and evaluations and get the onsite system approved and operational.

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Cambrian Named Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award Finalist

2degrees

The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the world’s premier circular economy award program. The awards ceremony is held annually, in January at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, and run in collaboration with Accenture Strategy.

The Circulars recognises a variety of circular pioneers; from global businesses and leaders, to innovative start-ups and public bodies. An important category is The Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award. This category is for early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the circular economy who are demonstrating innovation and market disruption.

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