Current Teams

Cycle 3: Applied Microbiota - Energy Efficient, Biologically Mediated Breakdown of Organic Pollutants

Home Institution: Columbia University

The Team
Technical Lead - Ray Sambrotto (left)
Entrepreneurial Lead - Frana James (right)
The Project

Toxic waste contamination prevents the full use of real estate and depresses property values.  We provide property owners and their site managers with a cost effective, energy efficient, clean-up technology based on bacteria in an engineered setting.  We consult with clients on the appropriate, regulatory-approved application of our product to obtain the maximum appreciation of land values.

The team is working to set up a pilot project in Summer 2017 to prove their remediation technique can significantly reduce concentrations of recalcitrant pollutants such as PCBs and VOCs.