"Powered by billions of earthworms working rapidly in concert with beneficial microbes, the BIDA® System will begin processing Fetzer Vineyards' wastewater during the 2016 harvest season, accruing energy savings up to 85 percent over current wastewater treatment technologies and optimizing water conservation measures in support of the fight against climate change." See the article
"Fetzer Vineyards has a whole new and rather large staff to perform its wastewater regenerative work, but not one of them has feet, or even arms, and they do not demand $15 an hour to do the work; they are earthworms–billions of them. The worms work in concert with beneficial microbes to treat water" See the full article.
Worms: More Than Just Bait?
BioFiltro has designed wastewater treatment systems globally for many other industries, including wineries and food processing. For more than 20 years, the patented BIDA system has successfully removed up to 99% of contaminants, such as total suspended solids and biochemical oxygen demand without the use of chemicals. See the full article
Industrial WaterWorld spotlights various technologies, including BioFiltro, to address high strength wastewater treatment solutions. See the full article
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal mentions BioFiltro as one of the success stories from Chile's burgeoning entrepreneurship scene. BioFiltro developed an organic wastewater-treatment technology that it deployed in Chilean wineries, food-processing plants and dairy farms before expanding to similar industries in California. See the article.
Thomson Reuters Sustainability sits down with BioFiltro´s CEO Matías Sjögren to discuss what inspires him to lead BioFiltro. Charles Darwin referred to earthworms as the digestive system of the planet. Seeing that Mother Nature designed a natural filter over the course of millions of years, I was convinced that worms are at the heart of a natural and adaptable treatment system - Matías Sjögr...