Innovation Cluster

Noble Purification Inc. announces Research Breakthroughs and new Euglena Research Initiative

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Innovation Cluster incubation client, Noble Purification, recently hosted a “standing room only” announcement to share some significant news and company updates with the community.
At the announcement, made at Trent University’s Gzowski College, there were presentations from Adam Noble, CEO, and Andressa Lacerda, COO of Noble Purification; as well as featured presentations from Martin Yuill, Executive Director, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster; Jeff Leal, MPP; John Knight, Trent University Office of Research; and Tonya Kraan, General Manager, Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation.

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Adam Noble, CEO of Noble Purification Inc. at work at the Innovation Cluster’s “The Cube” incubator

Adam discovered Euglena’s ability to absorb silver nanoparticles from water as a result of research he conducted for the Canada Wide Science Fair while still at high school.
A recent breakthrough, however, shows that Euglena can absorb many different pollutants in water: from phosphates to lead.
Noble Purification has designed a system to use Euglena to treat waste water. The Euglena BioFiltration System works by creating a controlled algae bloom within waste water and then ‘tricking” the Euglena into absorbing minerals, heavy metals, nutrients, and pollutants from the environment. Noble Purification plans to then convert the Euglena biomass produced from the system into biofuel, food and fertilizer.
This year, Noble Purification hopes to complete the first large-scale Euglena BioFiltration prototype with its partners: The City of Peterborough, The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, and Drain Brother’s Excavating. This prototype will treat approximate 100,000 litres of waste water per day at the Peterborough Waste Water Treatment Plant, and will sequester approximately 32 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
The company also announced the launch of a Euglena Research Program (ERP) at Trent University. This will be a collaborative research initiative that will bring together the collective abilities of researchers and students at Trent to better understand the untapped potential of Euglena. It will help increase the efficiency of Noble Purification’s technology and provide an opportunity to sequence its genome.
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The team at Noble Purification Inc.

Noble believes that the company owes much of its success to the support of the Peterborough community, stating, “we are appreciative of the support and assistance we have received from local individuals, organizations, and businesses. This has been integral to the realization of the company and to its continued growth”.
Noble Purification Inc. is headquartered at “The Cube” incubator – located at Trent University – where it is part of the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster’s technology-focused business incubation and company acceleration program.