Monday, June 25, 2018

EPA awards small businesses that employ new green technology

Advanced Recovery and Recycling LLC of Onondaga County, N.Y., won $100,000 in funding Oct. 7 for its innovation in circuit board recycling from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research program. 

In addition to Advanced Recovery, the EPA only chose 19 businesses (13 percent of applicants) that applied for funding during this cycle. Advanced Recovery can apply for a further $300,000 once it becomes commercially viable. 

Advanced Recovery’s technology makes it easier and more efficient to separate the electronic parts from printed circuit boards, reducing electronic waste without contributing to air pollution through processes that involve burning, smelting or using chemicals. 

“Advanced Recovery and Recycling is improving the way computers and other electronics are recycled, reducing the amount of harmful pollutants that can end up in the environment,” EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith A. Enck told EP News Wire. “This company’s innovations and entrepreneurial spirit are an inspiration for everyone working for a cleaner environment and a source of pride for the people of Central New York.”

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