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  • 10.13.23 USDA Publishes Article on the Success at Waupun, WI EcoRecover Facility
    The USDA published an article on the success seen at the Waupun, WI CLEARAS facility. The article highlights the size of the plant, the nutrient removal and all the hard work put into the project. Read the full article here.
  • 09.16.2021 - USDA Announces CLEARAS EcoRecover (formerly ABNR) at City of Mondovi Wastewater Treatment Plant Groundbreaking.
    USDA Celebrates City of Mondovi Wastewater Treatment Plant Groundbreaking MONDOVI, Wis., Sept. 16, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development representatives joined the City of Mondovi, CBS Squared Inc, CD Smith Construction Inc, CLEARAS Water Recovery and others at a groundbreaking today to celebrate the start of construction of their new wastewater treatment plant. READ FULL RELEASE HERE
  • 05.20.2021 - Algae Cells Ravage Wastewater Toxins and Greenhouse Gases, Then Hide in Running Shoes"
    CLEARAS (Missoula, MT) and BLOOM™ (Meridian, MS) have announced a partnership where BLOOM™ will purchase algae from CLEARAS to be used in sustainable materials that will go into running shoes, yoga mats and other products. "By collaborating with CLEARAS, we incentivize environmental restoration when consumer product brands use our BLOOM™ sustainable materials. The CLEARAS system uses sunlight and wastewater to produce clean water and valuable algae biomass with certifiable positive impact. The BLOOM technology uses extrusion to combine a variety of polymers and algae biomass that help restore the environment. Working together, we can clean air and water while reducing petroleum-based plastics in consumer products using algae," said Ryan Hunt, BLOOM's CTO. Read Full Release Here
  • 05.11.2021 - CLEARAS Participates in $36M Waupun Utilities Wastewater Plant Upgrade Groundbreaking Ceremony
    CLEARAS participates in $36M Waupun Utilities wastewater plant upgrade groundbreaking ceremony on May 6th, 2021. This major milestone was achieved after 3 years of design, planning and testing the CLEARAS Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR) technology. Click Here to read the story on the Utilities website. Pictured below are the Utility, ATI Engineering, Mulcahy Shaw Water (Rep) and CLEARAS personnel.
  • 11.09.20 - CLEARAS Water Recovery featured in RiverTowns News
    Roberts, WI -- CLEARAS Water Recovery has recently been featured on RiverTowns News. "Signs of life: Reactors fill with algae as new wastewater technology nears completion. At the Roberts, Wis., wastewater treatment plant just off Highway 65, the new add-on structure known as the "greenhouse" glows pink at night from the red blue wavelength light emitted by photoactive lights installed to ensure waste-eating algae continue to grow at night... READ MORE
  • 09.02.20 - CLEARAS Water Recovery Welcomes New CEO
    MISSOULA, MT -- CLEARAS Water Recovery, today announced, the addition of Greg Guard as its new Chief Executive Officer. This announcement comes at an exciting time as the Company nears completion of its first full-scale Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR™) facility, has three additional municipal facilities in final ABNR™ design and recently closed on a new round of funding...READ MORE
  • 08.12.20 - Team Studies Use of Algae to Purify Wastewater, Make Fuel"
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS GRAINGER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING -- A research team led by CEE associate professor Jeremy Guest has been awarded a grant of $2 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to study the use of algae to purify wastewater while simultaneously producing biomass for fuel production. Over the course of this three-year project, researchers will collaborate with a provider of algal treatment systems, a municipality that is implementing one, and colleagues at Northeastern University and the University at Buffalo, to better understand this system that promises to treat wastewater and produce fuel from a renewable supply of water, nutrients and sunlight...READ MORE
  • 06.25.20 - Groundbreaking held as Mondovi preps to begin work on new WWTP
    MONDOVI, WI -- The dirt is flying in Mondovi these days. From extensive road work all across the city to park rehab at Mirror Lake, the projects are plentiful. Last week marked the start of one more major project - Mondovi's new wastewater treatment plant - as city leaders turned more fresh dirt. Standing on the site of what will become the south end of Schmidtknecht Road at W. Riverside Avenue, city...READ MORE
  • 02.18.20 - CLEARAS' ABNR™ Featured in National Geographic Article!
    ONLINE ARTICLE -- In the recent National Geographic "Is a world without trash possible?" article, the vision of a "circular economy" is discussed and features CLEARAS and other companies around the world who are implementing circular economy technologies and methods to utilize waste for other uses...READ MORE
  • 12.20.19 - Waupun's $32 million wastewater project includes producing algae for industrial uses
    WAUPUN, WI -- According to Kermit the Frog, "It's Not Easy Being Green," although that color may lead to salvation for Waupun's wastewater discharge. The Waupun Wastewater Treatment Plant is, in fact, hopping on a plan to meet new phosphorus and nitrate discharge limits. Other communities are watching and waiting to see if it can be done. A $32 million plan to meet discharge limits - the only viable...READ MORE
  • 10.15.19 - Roberts Water Treatment Plant first to test groundbreaking technology
    ROBERTS, WI -- All eyes will be on the Village of Roberts as they become the first municipality in the country to implement revolutionary new technology in an effort to clean water of phosphorus. Roberts is one of the first Wisconsin municipalities that must conform to the new stringent phosphorus standard of less than 0.04 mg/L imposed by the Department of Natural Resources. According to...READ MORE
  • 10.09.19 - The Village of Roberts Wastewater Treatment Facility Hosts Groundbreaking Event for the CLEARAS Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery System Install
    ST. CROIX COUNTY, WI -- The Village of Roberts wastewater treatment facility hosted its groundbreaking event for the upcoming integration of CLEARAS Water Recovery's Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR™) System. Roberts is implementing a 0.15 million gallon per day ABNR™ system to address the facility's upcoming total phosphorus discharge limit of <0.04 mg/L into Twin Lakes. READ MORE
  • 07.23.19 - Chief Executive Officer, Jordan Lind, Presents "A Case For Algae-Based Tertiary Wastewater Recovery" at the 2019 WEF Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium"
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- CLEARAS was selected to present at the 2019 WEF Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium Workshop - Removal and Recovery of Phosphorus: What Does the Future Hold? Many of the industry's thought leaders participated in discussing ABNR™ and the reason it was selected for nutrient removal and recovery at two water resource recovery facilities. CLICK HERE for a copy of the presentation.
  • 07.11.19 - CLEARAS hosted Art Umble, PhD. - Stantec for a Webinar on The Emerging Circular Economy"
    MISSOULA, MT -- Art Umble presented on the emerging circular economy and the potential for wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) to play a pivotal role in realizing a more regenerative and sustainable future. A key takeaway from this discussion focused on the historical realization that economic growth has always been tied to negative environmental impacts. In other words, the planet has always paid the price for economic growth. To realize a more sustainable future, we must decouple economic growth from the environment. WWTPs present a great opportunity to do so and CLEARAS is a leader in transforming WWTPs into resource recovery facilities. CLICK HERE for a copy of the presentation.
  • 05.23.19 - Waupun Wastewater Utilities to Host Open House Event, Featuring the CLEARAS ABNR™ System"
    WAUPUN, WI -- Waupun Wastewater Utilities will host an open house at its facility in Waupun, Wisconsin, on May 30, 2019. The facility, located at 501 Fond du Lac Street, incorporates the CLEARAS Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR™) system, a chemical-free and biologically-based water treatment technology used to effectively recover excess nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen.
  • 05.29.18 - CLEARAS Published in Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association Summer Issue of "The Wastewatcher""
    BUFFALO, MN -- CLEARAS Water Recovery's ABNR™ solution provides wastewater facilities with cost recovery opportunity when addressing nutrient discharge requirements. Many wastewater facilities are faced with the challenge of identifying, selecting and implementing nutrient recovery technologies to meet tightening nutrient discharge requirements. READ MORE
  • 05.22.18 - CLEARAS Names New Regional Director to Support Midwest Growth
    MISSOULA, MT -- CLEARAS Water Recovery, a provider of chemical-free nutrient recovery technologies for municipal and industrial customers, has named Autumn Fisher as its new regional director of project delivery. This announcement coincides with the company's growth in the Midwest region. READ MORE
  • 11.14.17 - Beaver Dam settles with DNR and moves forward with facility plan
    BEAVER DAM DAILY CITIZEN -- Beaver Dam has agreed to reduce the phosphorus output of its wastewater plant through new technology, settling a three-year dispute with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Last week, the Common Council approved spending up to $50,000 on a facility study to help reduce phosphorous flowing into the Beaver Dam River. READ MORE
  • 10.27.17 - Partners SCHOTT Release New Innovation Case Study on CLEARAS
    MUNICH, DEU -- CLEARAS glass supply partners, SCHOTT, released a new multimedia case study featuring CLEARAS on their website just in time for the Algae Biomass Organization Summit in Salt Lake City this week. It features new a video interview with CLEARAS CFO, Tom Wenz, which was filmed on a recent supply trip he made to their global headquarters in Germany. READ MORE
  • 07.10.17 - 'High tech farming': Missoula company cleans wastewater to feed algae for biofuel, fertilizer"
    THE MISSOULIAN -- It's not often that a business comes up with an idea that’s good for the environment and saves money at the same time. But that’s what Clearas Water Recovery, a Missoula tech company, believes it has done. Formed eight years ago, the company has developed a patented process to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorous from public wastewater treatment plants, keeping... READ MORE
  • 05.24.17 - CLEARAS to supply SOUTH DAVIS SEWER DISTRICT with 4,000,000 gallon transformative wastewater nutrient recovery solution"
    WEST BOUNTIFUL, UT -- Today the South Davis Sewer District (SDSD) announces the selection and implementation of CLEARAS Water Recovery’s Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR™) technology at its 4,000,000 gallon per day South Plant. ABNR™ is a key component of a $24 million plant upgrade to sustainably meet current and future nutrient discharge regulations. READ MORE


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