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Cambrian Innovation unveils the EcoVolt Membrane Bioreactor


New polishing system efficiently cleans wastewater for broad reuse applications

Matt Silver, CEO Cambrian Innovation, Unified 2014
Cambrian CEO Matthew Silver

BOSTON and PETALUMA, CALIF. — July 10, 2015— Cambrian Innovation, provider of advanced biotechnology products for industrial businesses, announced today a major new product line, the EcoVolt® Membrane Bioreactor (MBR). Extending and enhancing Cambrian’s distributed water offerings for growing industrial businesses, the EcoVolt® MBR is a polishing process that removes over 99% of pollutants and solids, enabling water re-use  on site. Cambrian’s first EcoVolt MBR customer is one of the fastest growing and largest craft breweries, Lagunitas Brewing Company.

“Cambrian’s mission is to help our customers recover resources from their wastewater, and that includes clean water. Building on the rapidly growing success of our EcoVolt Reactor, the EcoVolt MBR was designed from the ground up for energy efficient water re-use.” said Cambrian CEO Matthew Silver. “We couldn’t be more excited to make this state-of-the-art system available immediately to help our customers cost-effectively solve their pressing water resource needs.”

The EcoVolt MBR was designed specifically to serve the food and beverage industries. The containerized system leverages new aeration technology with proprietary automation, resulting in the most energy efficient design on the market. Moreover, the EcoVolt MBR seamlessly integrates with Cambrian’s EcoVolt Reactor, eliminating the extensive energy typically required for water reuse. The systems can be stacked for space-efficiency, remotely controlled and flexibly expanded.

For breweries, wineries, and other producers with a low volume or concentration of wastewater, the EcoVolt MBR is a highly efficient stand-alone water treatment solution that cleans water for onsite reuse or sewer discharge. When coupled with the bioelectrically enhanced EcoVolt Reactor, the net result is water reuse at a fraction of the energy demand of existing systems. Lagunitas purchased the EcoVolt MBR to integrate with their existing EcoVolt Reactor installation, allowing them to cut their water footprint by 40%.

“Cambrian turned our water management strategy on its head. We were throwing away money by trucking wastewater to a treatment facility. The EcoVolt Reactor helped us slash our utility costs by capturing the energy in our wastewater and treating water onsite,” said Leon Sharyon, CFO of Lagunitas Brewing Company. “Now with the EcoVolt MBR, we can expand the reuse applications for our water onsite.”

About Cambrian Innovation®

Cambrian Innovation solves industrial resource challenges with advanced biotechnology. The EcoVolt® Reactor, Cambrian’s flagship product, treats wastewater while generating energy to reduce costs and eliminate the burden of wastewater management for food and beverage companies. Leading partners include NASA, the Department of Defense, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Company and more. Cambrian was recently recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Learn more at CambrianInnovation.com.




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