PFAS remediation tech recognized in innovation award

Regenesis, which makes soil and groundwater remediation products and vapor intrusion mitigation technologies, has been recognized in Fast Company magazine’s Innovation by Design awards.

The company’s patented PlumeStop groundwater remediation technology has been named a finalist for its ability to treat groundwater contaminants including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chlorinated solvents, and a host of other hard-to-treat contaminants. PFAS has been identified in the drinking water of over 200 million Americans and is a serious health concern globally.

“We’re truly honoured to stand out as a finalist in the esteemed Fast Company Innovation by Design awards,” said Scott Wilson, CEO and president of Regenesis.

“PlumeStop was conceived as a revolutionary environmental solution aimed at mitigating threats posed by groundwater contaminants on a global scale. Over time, it has gained widespread adoption for its exceptional ability to mitigate PFAS risk, all while maintaining lifecycle costs at a mere fraction of alternative treatment technologies currently available. This remarkable accomplishment stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to the environment.”

PlumeStop PFAS treatment transforms underlying geology into a purifying filter and prevents PFAS from migrating further. Applications of this technology have reduced and maintained regulatory clean-up levels across industrial manufacturing facilities, Department of Defense sites and U.S. EPA Superfund sites.

Unlike other PFAS containment technologies, PlumeStop generates no waste streams, nor does it transfer liability to landfills and incineration facilities. PlumeStop requires little infrastructure, avoiding the installation and operation and maintenance costs often seen with pump-and-treat systems. Often these in situ PFAS treatments offer a permanent solution to remove the exposure risk with a single application.

The Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards honour businesses solving the most crucial environmental and societal problems of today and anticipating the urgent issues of tomorrow; and is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry. Now in its 12th year, the awards recognize blue-chip companies, emerging startups and blossoming standout talent.

Judges include renowned designers, business leaders and Fast Company’s writers and editors. Entries are judged on key aspects of innovation, including: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural and business impact. 2023 honorees include nearly 500 projects, products and services.