Startup Business Wins EPA Funding

Posted November 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

An Illinois startup is one of nine companies that recently received $300,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EP Purification, based in Champaign and founded at the University of Illinois, has developed technology that generates ozone for water purification, according to local media reports.

“The small businesses receiving awards today are innovating affordable, energy efficient technologies that are strengthening our economy and building a low-carbon future while bringing a unique vision for addressing complex environmental issues like reducing harmful emissions to create a cleaner environment and enhancing recycling processes,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.  “When we invest in research and innovation, that return on investment builds a healthy economy and healthy environment for all of us.”

EP Purification says that its ozone product can be used in commercial laundries, swimming pools, food preservation and water purification, according to the report. EP Purification also won $100,000 from April's Clean Energy Trust Challenge.