About Us


Waterloo Environmental Biotechnology Inc was founded in 2005 as a joint venture among three biology professors at the University of Waterloo.

We develop and implement scientifically sound integrated biotechnologies for remediation of contaminants. Our goal is to deliver unique cost effective solutions to environmental pollution problems.

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) enhanced phytoremediation systems (PEPS) have been successfully developed through a collaboration between Waterloo Environmental Biotechnology, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies and the University of Waterloo.

These remediation systems are based on multiple complementary techniques that target different aspects of petroleum and salt impacted soil remediation. The result is enhanced systems with improved and accelerated remediation kinetics. This leads to more rapid and more complete removal of hydrocarbons and salt from soil. Importantly, PEPS not only removes hydrocarbons from soil, but results in their metabolism to non-toxic molecules. For salt, PEPS provides plant tolerance to elevated salt levels, allowing better plant growth with commensurate sodium chloride up-take into above-ground plant tissue.