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Xogen Technologies Inc.


Xogen Technologies Inc. is a cleantech company located in Orangeville, Ontario, whose electrolyte technology has the potential to revolutionize wastewater treatment by reducing the footprint of treatment plants, reducing conventional processes and eliminating biosolids, dramatically lowering capital and operating costs.

At the same time, it also removes chemical contaminants like drugs and vitamins from sewage and produces a hydrogen and oxygen gas by-product that can be used to generate energy through combustion or a fuel cell.

After receiving OCE funding for three years and with additional support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Xogen opened a pilot treatment facility at the Water Pollution Control Plant in Orangeville in 2010. The pilot plant treats 20 to 30 litres of raw wastewater per minute for the town – up to 1,800 litres per hour.

Recently, Xogen was recognised on the Corporate Knights Cleantech Next 10 list, representing Canada’s best privately-held companies in the cleantech space. 

“Without OCE’s funding and the university relationship, it would have taken Xogen much longer to advance its technology towards commercialization.”

—Angella Hughes, CEO, Xogen Technologies Inc.

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