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Cambrian Innovation Named 2017 START Program Stage II Winner

MassVentures today announced the 2017 START (SBIR Targeted Technologies) program winners. Each START winner will receive a grant to help grow employment opportunities, promote manufacturing and commercialization, and stimulate innovation across the Commonwealth.  The winning companies span the state and the technology sector, from robotics to clean energy to defense. Full list, including locations and descriptions of the winning companies, is below.

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The Water-Energy Purchase Agreement: A Service Model for Industrial Process Water Treatment

Industrial Water & Wastes Digest

Distributed solutions for process water treatment, renewable energy generation and water reuse increase critical supply chain security for industrial businesses that often face high energy and process water discharge costs, as well as capped supply for production. However, onsite solutions often are perceived as cost-prohibitive, particularly for growing businesses in rapidly changing industries such as the craft beer industry.

Cambrian Innovation developed the Water-Energy Purchase Agreement (WEPA) to make accessible onsite, distributed solutions for process water treatment and water reuse.

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Catalyzing Commercialization: Electrically Active Microbes Clean Wastewater and Produce Energy

CEP Magazine

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With funding from the National Science Foundation, Boston-based Cambrian Innovation has developed the EcoVolt Reactor, a modular anaerobic wastewater treatment system. The reactor uses an electromethanogenic process in which microbes convert organic matter into biogas with a high methane fraction. The methane can be used to generate clean electricity and heat.


Matthew Silver Speaks At World Economic Forum in Davos

The world’s freshwater is increasingly scarce and increasingly polluted. What can be done? Many challenges related to using water more efficiently come down to regulations, politics and the need for new investment structures. New technology in desalination could also help. But – as explained by Matthew Silver, Founder and CEO of Cambrian Innovation – another… View Article


Episode 61: 100RC debuts all 100 cities; Cambrian’s water-as-a-service model

GreenBiz

Inside Cambrian’s water-as-a-service financing model  (17:00)

GreenBiz senior writer Heather Clancy spoke to Matt Silver, founder and CEO of Cambrian, about the company’s innovative financing model called a water-energy purchase agreement (WEPA). Cambrian will install and operate wastewater treatment systems on a customer’s behalf over the lifetime of the contract.

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Don’t Waste It

Vineyard & Winery Management

Producing a single gallon of wine, from grapes to bottling (not including vineyard demands), typically requires six gallons of water, depending upon winery-specific procedures. And since they’re located in the most populated and highest water-consuming state in the nation, Californian winemakers have felt mounting environmental and economic pressures to reduce consumption and reuse wastewater.

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Winemakers Want to Treat Their Own Wastewater

Water Online

California wineries relying on new forms of wastewater technology are hoping treatment innovations will slow the shipment of water away from their businesses and their regions.

EcoVolt, a bioelectric wastewater system from Cambrian Innovation, is one technologies soaking up media attention lately. Already used “by big-name Sonoma County breweries,” the technology is now “spilling over into the Napa wine industry,” the Napa Valley Register reported.

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High-tech wastewater system makes Napa wine industry debut

Napa Valley Register

A wastewater treatment solution used by big-name Sonoma County breweries is spilling over into the Napa wine industry, with the prospect of reducing the shipment of wastewater out of county for treatment.

Rombauer Vineyards in St. Helena will be the first Napa winery to adopt the EcoVolt, a bioelectric wastewater system from Cambrian Innovation. The Boston-based company announced the partnership Tuesday. Already sporting a roster of brewery clients including Lagunitas, Bear Republic and Russian River, the company’s pairing with Rombauer may be the first of many with Napa wine producers.

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