Problem


The Environmental Defense Council (http://www.edcnet.org/) is a Santa Barbara, CA based organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the environment of California’s south central coast through education, advocacy, and legal action. They are currently working with local government’s to redesign the concrete lined rivers of this area, creating a more favorable river environment for returning steelhead while protecting residents and businesses from floods.

Solution


Bio-Cement is a Seattle-based company that has created a environmentally friendly replacement for concrete.

Outcome


We have introduced EDC and Bio Cement and they are discussing how Bio-Cements solution can be used in the reconstruction of existing waterways.

Expected Impact


The solution can provide better waterway structures for returning fish while removing the toxicity of concrete.

Expected Investment Return


Bio Cement is a industrial products company, and as such will most likely exit to an industrial products company.