San Leandro, CA, June 05, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The San Leandro Chamber of Commerce has recognized forward osmosis systems manufacturer Porifera as a leader of local innovation and technology.
The Chamber hosted the “We Are Better Together” awards at the San Leandro Senior Center to celebrate the successes of local companies from the past year.
The award included commendations from California Congresswoman Barbara Lee, California congressional district 13, State Senator Nancy Skinner, State Senate district 9, Assembly member Rob Bonta, California Assembly district 18, and Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Alameda County.
State Senator of California’s ninth district Nancy Skinner recognized the company’s “dedication to technological innovation for the last 10 years” and expressed appreciation for the company’s commitment to a sustainable future.
Porifera CEO, Olgica Bakajin, Ph.D., was proud to accept the award on behalf of the company. “We are excited to be part of the diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals contributing to the vibrancy of the San Leandro community,” Bakajin said.
Porifera earned the award for providing novel solutions to reduce industrial energy consumption and improve water reuse, for which it has been the recent recipient of several California Energy Commission grants. “Porifera’s contributions have played a valuable role supporting the economic vitality of San Leandro and Alameda County,” noted Third District Supervisor Wilma Chan.
Porifera is a San Leandro, California-based company which manufactures proprietary forward osmosis membranes and provides process solutions to a variety of industries. Porifera’s innovative forward osmosis solutions enable industries to efficiently remove water and retain only the most valuable components of their products. This unique technology facilitates the reduction of water waste, improvements to water reuse, and more efficient processing solutions to create better products using less energy. For more information, visit www.porifera.com.