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Ag and Rural Caucus for March Policy Briefing

March Schedule
Policy Briefing

6:30 pm Thursday 21 March
Vermitreatment of Waste Water
Russ Davis, Pres/CEO, Perca
George Damov
Sierra Smith


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Worms at Work

Gee whiz will mix with science and business strategy Thursday with Russ Davis and his team, Sierra Smith and George Gamoff.

The “gee whiz” will open our eyes to a world of worms used to treat hazardous chemical streams. The science will take over as we think about just how it works, where it works, and the variables that make the difference. And ask Russ about the business strategy. He right in the middle of replicating the science and pushing it to build new applications.

Join us Thursday evening.

19 March 2024
Worms defeat PCB’s!

“This new permanent water filtering solution at our Walla Walla facility has been operating at full capacity for many weeks now, and the facility is compliant with their wastewater permit conditions within the time frame that was set by the city,” wrote Sacconi. (Refresco)

An understatement. Refresco was facing plant closure for failure to meet City of Walla Walla effluent requirements. The problems were low pH and elevated PCB’s, “as much as 43 times the regulatory limit.” COVID gave them breathing room to June, 2022. They came into compliance May, 2022…after six million dollars of fixes, none of which worked.

Worms kept Refresco in business in Walla Walla. Worms and ingenuity. Russ Davis provided both. Using BioFiltro technology developed in Chile, Russ engineered the solution that saved Refresco.

Russ doing business as Organix and now as Perca has done proof of concept work with the Department of Corrections Penitentiary in Walla Walla and now is bidding on the DOC contract.

These business references for vermifiltration are important because the whole idea is so implausible. And no one is better than Russ for telling the story.

Join us next week. Learn possibilities and limitations. Ask about the variables.

13 March 2024

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