11 July 2016: Genome Canada announced research funding under the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) (http://www.genomecanada.ca/en/news-and-events/news-releases/new-genomic-application-projects-spur-innovation-across-many-canadian) that could revolutionize how benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene contaminated sites are cleaned up. Benzene will be a project focus given its toxicity, carcinogenicity and prevalence as a groundwater contaminant.
June 2015: Tel Aviv, Israel The Waterloo Membrane Sampler™ (WMS™) received approval of the Ministry of Environmental Protection in Israel for the purpose of collecting soil gas samples. The WMS™ was previously approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for site-specific use in 2009.
March 2015: SiREM is pleased to announce the availability of KB-1® Primer, a new product used to prepare anaerobic injection water to disperse electron donors and protect anaerobic bioaugmentation cultures during injection into aquifers.
September 12th, 2014, Los Angeles California: SiREM's KB-1® and KB-1® Plus bioaugmentation cultures were approved under a general Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB).
GUELPH, ONTARIO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The U.S. Patent and Trade Office issued Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride (US Patent 8,647, 824 B2) on February 11, 2014, to Stanford University for the use of the vinyl chloride reductase (vcrA) gene to quantify microorganisms critical in chlorinated solvent bioremediation.
The importance of Dehalogenimonas (Dhg) to bioremediation is becoming increasingly clear as the list of compounds dechlorinated by these microorganisms continues to grow.
GUELPH, ONTARIO, and TEMPE, ARIZONA - SiREM and In Situ Well Technologies, LLC (ISW) now offer the AutoPilotTest for remediation feasibility testing through a recently completed commercialization agreement. ISW is a remediation-focused spin-off company of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU).
SiREM's bioaugmentation cultures have been approved for use in Australia as of September 18th, 2012.
University of Toronto Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, is among seven members of the U of T Engineering community who will be recognized by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. The awards recognize outstanding individual for engineering excellence and community service.
SiREM is pleased to announce the availability of a new passive sampler, the Waterloo Membrane Sampler (WMS), for monitoring vapor VOC concentrations.
The first KB-1® bioaugmentation injection in Canada was performed by Toxicological and Environmental Associates (TEA) Inc. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.