As an environmental company, we are always seeking new ways of capturing the attention of municipalities and large organizations in North America to demonstrate our unique wastewater treatment solutions. Interestingly enough, the reception to new technology is often more positive outside of North America; however, being a Canadian company we are always seeking opportunities close to home. What we needed was a lift, and that’s exactly what we got.

The lift program initiative and mission is to bring new wastewater treatment technology to the field quickly and efficiently. This program is the brain child of two well-known organizations working together; Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), and Water Environment Foundation (WEF). Together WERF and WEF have created the ‘Leader Innovation Forum for Technology’ (LIFT) program that is designed to accelerate new wastewater treatment technologies in North America.

The ‘LIFT’ program is designed to bring the best scientific minds and industry specialists to the table to help fuel the adoption of innovative technologies. It scans the marketplace for innovations and facilitates collaboration on testing and demonstrations between technology providers and interested parties (e.g., facility owners, consultants, financiers). SciCorp connected with LIFT and completed a comprehensive review of the BIOLOGIC™ SR2  technology for odor control in wastewater treatment plants. LIFT helped facilitate unique opportunities to present to some of the largest wastewater leaders in Canada and the United States.  Currently, as a result of connections facilitated by LIFT, we are in discussions with treatment plants in Vancouver and in Washington that are both very interested in partnering with SciCorp to implement wastewater odor solutions and sludge reduction at their facilities.

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The immediate impact that these two organizations had through the LIFT program was both impressive and appreciated.