Econse awarded funding to pilot its BRU CLEAN commercial scale wastewater treatment system designed


TORONTO, Ontario - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is pleased to announce its support of Econse Water Purification Systems (Econse) project by awarding funding through BIC’s Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) program. The funding will help Econse build and test the first commercial scale version of their BRÜ CLEAN system for craft brewery wastewater treatment. This first unit will be installed at Sawdust City Brewing Company in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

The project was enabled through a collaborative partnership effort that included Haltech Regional Innovation Centre, which operates in Halton region with community offices in Oakville, Burlington and Milton, Ontario; the Bloom Centre which is located in Oakville, Ontario; and Innovation Guelph, based in Guelph, Ontario. Econse is supported by both Haltech and Innovation Guelph with free business advising service programs, and Haltech Entrepreneur-in-Residence Wayne Maddever and CEO Rina Carlini facilitated the opportunity with BIC. The Bloom Centre will be providing a third party case study on the project as well as assisting with a showcase event at Sawdust City upon completion.

Derek Davy, Business Development at Econse said, “We sincerely appreciate the support from both Haltech and Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. Their mentorship and financial assistance has helped us to expedite the commercialization of our product. The work of the Bloom Centre in studying our project and providing a showcase at Sawdust City will assist us in promoting the value of the BRÜ CLEAN system to the craft brewing industry.”

Sandy Marshall, Executive Director BIC was quoted, “BIC is very excited to work with Haltech and Bloom to support an emerging sustainable chemistry technology company in Southern Ontario. Resolving water quality challenges is an important priority in Ontario and we are proud to be part of the solution.”

Media Inquiries:

Julia Struyf, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Tel: 226.778.0020 ext. 249

- About Econse -

Econse manufactures decentralized water & wastewater purification systems for niche industries. We provide chemical free plug and play solutions, specifically branded to reach our targeted customers. The BRÜ CLEAN System was developed by ECONSE to help Craft Brewers with affordable, on-site wastewater treatment.

- About Bioindustrial Innovation Canada -

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a nationally focused not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. The Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation, providing businesses and technical support to participating small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in southern Ontario. COMM SCI was established with a $12-million contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) Investing in Regional Diversification and additional support from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada creates jobs and economic value sustainably for Canada. We provide critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies. Our expertise in commercialization builds a stronger Canada. For more information, visit

- About Haltech -

Haltech is at the nexus of Halton Region’s innovation ecosystem, working with technology companies to accelerate innovation for business growth. As a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) since 2012, Haltech has assisted nearly 700 tech entrepreneurs and small businesses with free business innovation advising services through their Haltech HEAT™ program, to develop and transform good ideas and product innovations into well positioned, growing ventures. Haltech is a non-profit organization supported by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Growth, the Ministry of Research, Innovation & Science, the MaRS Business Acceleration Program, and contributions from corporate sponsors and community members.

- About Bloom Centre - The Bloom Centre mission is to bring together public and private sector stakeholders to achieve sustainable outcomes that manage risk and deliver economic, environmental and social benefit.

- About Innovation Guelph -

Innovation Guelph helps innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive by providing mentorship and an integrated suite of business support programs and services. Innovation Guelph’s novel business acceleration programs – including Speedway, Fast Lane, Fuel Injection, Rhyze™ for women entrepreneurs, and BCorp Bootcamp – are designed for high-potential start-ups and SMEs that are ready to scale.