Mar 05, 2009

Bio-Microbics Receives Business Achievement Award from Environmental Business Journal

Company awarded the Technology Merit Award in the Water/Wastewater category

Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) has announced the winners of the 2008 EBJ Business Achievement Awards. Recognizing outstanding firms in the environmental industry, this annual award program acknowledges firms for their strong financial performance and growth as well as for specific projects, which are significant in the advancement of the environmental industry.

Bio-Microbics has been awarded the Technology Merit Award in the Water/Wastewater category for the BioBarrier Membrane BioReactor (MBR) technology specifically designed for the residential and small commercial industries. Ideally suited for the unique needs of the decentralized wastewater market, the BioBarrier's design facilitates the discharge of high-quality effluent into environmentally sensitive areas, including surface irrigation and other re-use methods. The BioBarrier system incorporates a robust biological process in a small footprint to help meet the increasingly stringent needs of these specialized applications. The membranes and processes used in this advanced system act as an impenetrable physical barrier for nearly all common pollutants found in wastewater.

“We are pleased to receive the Technology Merit Award,” said Bob Rebori, president of Bio-Microbics, Inc. “The simple, modular design of our BioBarrier system delivers consistent high performance and is an important part of a sustainable future for better water.”

"Newer and smaller firms were also recognized for their ability to thrive in a tough economic climate," says EBJ Editor-in-Chief Grant Ferrier. “We particularly like to see the amount of small companies that continue to emerge in new and existing niches. While the old guard of the environmental industry continues to be the firms founded in the late 1970s and 1980s, new generations of companies have emerged since and new niches have evolved around sustainability, climate change and other areas that is creating growth for the future.”

The full list of award recipients can be found online at