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The development phase of the project revealed promising
outcomes, particularly in the activity of catechol dioxygenase,
a key enzyme in the degradation of complex hydrocarbon
chains. Reaching a level of 45 U/mL in a 3-L bench-scale
prototype, this result illuminates the potential of EnBooT’s
treatment of contaminated sources.
EnBooT displayed a number of advantages, including faster
treatment times, on-site applicability, and cost-effectiveness,
as compared to chemical alternatives. And the capacity of EnBooT to produce enzymes directly at treatment sites marked
a significant breakthrough, fostering a financial framework
competitive in the market.
The journey was not without challenges, but the team at
Inzymes worked hard to fine-tune their system to deal with
the challenges of cold climates and complex hydrocarbon
Ultimately, EnBooT proved to be a successful, patent-pending bioremediation technology, capable of performing efficiently, even in the most challenging environments. Its
combined efficiency and eco-friendliness has attracted global
attention, inspiring hope for a cleaner future where contaminated soils could be restored, groundwater protected, and
ecological balance regained.
As EnBooT’s narrative unfolds, it has not only provided a
new direction in environmental stewardship and sustainable
practices, it had also ignited a new phase of bioremediation,
leveraging the power of enzymes to harmonize human progress with the natural world. As the work on EnBooT continues, the hope is to continue to inspire the next generation
of innovators and environmentalists to join the quest for a
cleaner and healthier planet.
Philippe Adam has assumed the position
of CEO of Pomerleau. This exciting
transition welcomes new leadership that
incorporates the values the company
was built upon. Pierre and Francis Pomerleau are still active
members of the company and will serve as the Executive
Chairman and Executive Vice-Chairman of the company’s
Board of Directors.
In his previous role, Philippe spearheaded two of the
largest transactions in the company’s history, including the
acquisition of Vancouver-based ITC Construction Group and
the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s $150-million
investment in Pomerleau. Philippe will lead the next phase of
Pomerleau’s coast-to-coast growth.
THE COUNCIL OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION (CGLR)
The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) has welcomed
new members to its Board of Directors:
Maria Bocanegra, chief legal officer, Port of Cleveland.
Amy Senter, vice president, Global Sustainability, Martin Brower.
Danil Kerimi, advisor, World Smart Sustainable Cities
Dr. Johannes Dyring, assistant vice president, Business
Development and Strategic Initiatives, Toronto Metropolitan
Caroline Pajot, former Canadian president, and
Global Off-The-Road (OTR) tire leader, Goodyear.
David Lindsay, chair of the board, Infrastructure Ontario.
Heather Brown, vice president, Environment Health and Safety,
Ontario Power Generation.
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