The Best Beer is the Beer that Uses the Least Amount of Water

Brewers Leading the Sustainable Water Charge-a Beer Revolution that Matters Most

As the Craft Beer Revolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, another revolution in beer has been brewing—a revolution that matters much more than the latest grapefruit-infused IPA or irreverently catchy brand name. Beer aficionados love choice. But when it comes to water usage, less is most definitely more.

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Every Last Drop: Wastewater Treatment that Doesn’t Waste Water

Today’s alcohol producers are using many methods to reduce pollution caused by wastewater, including cleaning wastewater in different ways and reusing cleaned wastewater in nonproduction capacities. Treating water as a limited resource fosters goodwill with customers and local governments.

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New World Tech Meets Old World Process

The founders of Altstadt Brewing Co. opened their brewery with a business plan focused on products produced with old world simplicity in an almost forgotten style, and found themselves with a need for a new world wastewater treatment solution. Read more

ClearCove founder Terry Wright wins inventor of year award

Terry Wright, founder of Victor-based ClearCove Systems, was named Distinguished Inventor of the Year at ceremonies held at the Monroe Golf Club Tuesday night.

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ClearCove Systems founder receives local award

Terry Wright, founder and chief technology officer of Victor-based ClearCove Systems Inc., is Rochester’s 2017 Distinguished Inventor of the Year, presented by the Rochester Intellectual Property Association.

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ClearCove Wins Ice Cream Business Alongside Being Issued Three New Patents

Victor-based Company Inks Deal with Illinois-based Meadowvale Inc. in Conjunction with Being Issued Three New Patents

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ClearCove Breaks Ground on Wastewater Treatment Project with Dairy Farmers of America

ClearCove, a leading wastewater-energy and resource recovery company, today announced it is making significant progress on its flagship wastewater treatment (design-build) project with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA).

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The Effective Treatment of Brewery Wastewater

A nice piece on the effective treatment of brewery wastewater in the Master Brewers Association of the America’s Technical Quarterly, by ClearCove’s Technology Solutions Manager (Food & Beverage), Jason Fox. Click Here to View.

ClearCove Installs ClearCapture™ Wastewater Treatment System at Three Heads Brewing

Victor-based Company’s Patented Technology is Pioneering the Global Wastewater Industry While Helping Local Breweries Reduce their Carbon Footprints and Save Money. Read More

ClearCapture in The Brewer Magazine

The ClearCove’s ClearCapture product line is highlighted in the current edition of The Brewer MagazineRead more…

ClearCove’s enhanced treatment recognized as established technology

Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Water Environment and Technology (WE&T) magazine cites ClearCove’s enhanced treatment technology as an established technology, with small footprint and carbon capture benefits.  Entering a golden age of innovation – Sept_15

ClearCove featured in LIFT’s Technology Spotlight

ClearCove’s Harvester™ and ClearCapture™ products are highlighted in LIFT’s Technology Spotlight.  Read on..

ClearCove Announces ClearCapture Line of Wastewater Treatment Solutions for the Brewing Industry

ClearCove announced today the ClearCapture line of wastewater treatment solutions at the Master Brewers of America Association’s Annual Conference in Jacksonville Florida.  ClearCapture allows breweries to significantly reduce municipal surcharges, reduce cost of wastewater treatment and create cleaner water.  Read more…

ClearCove president Gary Miller interviewed at WEFTEC 2015

Harvesting Energy With Biogas Generation – Gary Miller shares how municipalities benefit from ClearCove’s Harvester technology in this radio interview the Water Online at WEFTEC 2015.

ClearCove wins Digital Rochester’s Going Green Award

ClearCove won Digital Rochester’s Going Green Award which honors an organization who conducted an effort to protect the environment by developing or integrating innovative Green Technology that increased energy efficiency and/or reduced waste. CEO Greg Westbrook was featured in this overview video of the three finalists. Our appreciation goes out to Digital Rochester for the opportunity to participate in this program!

Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant Plans to Go Green, Convert Waste into Energy

Director of Municipal Utilities in Bath, NY Guy Hallgren shares his vision of turning the Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant into a energy producing resource recovery hub with Time Warner Cable News’ Megan Zhang, September 27, 2015.

Digital Rochester presents GREAT Awards

ClearCove chosen for Digital Rochester’s Going Green Award for the Harvester™ technology – a disruptive technology system that harvests organic waste water to increase energy production and cleaner water. Democrat and Chronicle, September 15, 2015.

ClearCove announced as finalist for Digital Rochester “Going Green” Award

Digital Rochester Inc. revealed names of 24 finalists for its fifth Annual Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology awards. Read more.

Project demonstrates ClearCove energy production technology

ClearCove, a renewable energy company in Rochester, on Wednesday said a pilot test shows its technology has the potential to significantly increase energy production. Read more.

ClearCove Advanced Technology Enables Significant Renewable Energy Production

NYSERDA-Supported Project Demonstrates Renewable Energy Potential of Wastewater, Final Report Issued

Water Online covers the recently released report on the NYSERDA-supported project in which the ClearCove advanced technology demonstrated the renewable energy potential of wastewater.  The pilot project resulted in data indicating a potential for a 300-500% increase in energy production, versus conventional technologies, and a 52% reduction in energy consumption.

ClearCove at WEF 2015

ClearCove attended WEF Water and Energy 2015 conference in Washington,DC June 8-10. Our own Alex Wright and Mark Greene, from O’Brien and Gere, presented on our technology during session 11A “Innovative Energy Efficient Processes” on Wednesday, June 10th.

BioCycle May 2015: On the Road to Power Positive Wastewater Treatment

A pilot project conducted by ClearCove from March until September 2014 showed promise of moving IAWWTF closer to its net-positive energy goal. BioCycle May 2015 Siegrist

ClearWaters Spring 2015: Renewable Energy Technology Project Completed at Ithaca’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

A demonstration project of an enhanced primary treatment (EPT) technology by ClearCove Systems,a Rochester,NY company, was recently completed at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility. Read more.

ClearCove Systems accepted into START-UP NY

March 4th,2015 – Clear Cove Systems, a renewable energy company founded by Rochester Institute of Technology alumni that got its start in RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator, has been accepted into the state’s START-UP NY business development program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today. Read more.


Governor Cuomo Announces 11 More Companies Join Start-Up NY

March 4th, 2015 – ClearCove Systems is one of 11 more businesses planning to expand in or locate to New York State under the START-UP NY program. They will join the more than 70 companies already participating in the initiative, which creates tax-free areas associated with colleges and universities across the state in order to spur economic growth. Read more.start-up-ny

ClearCove, Precision Optical join START-UP NY

ClearCove Systems, part of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations incubator, join Start-Up NY program, Rochester Business Journal March 4, 2015

Capturing wastewater’s wasted potential

February 25th, 2015 – ClearCove Systems, a Rochester-based company, showcased its New York State Energy Research and Develop Authority funded pilot site in Guilderland to Rep. Paul Tonko on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The company’s renewable energy and wastewater treatment technology is housed at the town’s Nott Road Wastewater Treatment Plant. Grant funding was awarded to demonstrate the new technology, which aims to shift wastewater treatment facilities to resource recovery facilities. Read more.


Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, listens to ClearCove President Gary Miller explain the company’s technology to change how wastewater is processed. Tonko is standing on a platform at the company’s pilot tank in Guilderland. Photo by John Purcell.


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Congressman Tonko visits ClearCove pilot

February 18th, 2015 – ClearCove Systems demonstrated its innovative technology to Congressman Paul Tonko of New York’s 20th Congressional District at the Nott Road Wastewater Treatment Plant in Guilderland, NY.  The Congressman and his staff were very interested in the technology and the opportunity it provides for not only New York State but communities across the country.


As a ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy this project was demonstrated to the Congressman to further his knowledge on the technological advance available to the municipal wastewater industry, which provides significant benefits for:  creating jobs and driving economic development in the surrounding community and across the state, reducing the energy consumption to operate such a facility, creating a significant renewable energy source, and producing cleaner water.


“We were honored that Congressman Tonko would take the time to understand the ClearCove disruptive technology.  This demonstrates that he truly cares about his constituencies, creating jobs and economic opportunities in New York State and make the world a better place through green energy.” said ClearCove’s President Gary Miller.

The pilot at the Nott Road facility is being demonstrated as the second of two NYSERDA funded projects to validate the benefits of the installation of the ClearCove technology in regards to reduction in energy and operations costs while providing high energy value organic sludge.

In addition to Congressman Tonko and his staff, others in attendance included representatives from NYSERDA, Albany County Sewer District, Town of Guilderland, and the local media.

ClearCove Systems featured in Rochester Business Journal

January 9th, 2015 – ClearCove Systems was featured on the front page of this weeks edition of the Rochester Business Journal. Read more.

ClearCove featured as this month’s WERF “Technology Spotlight”

December 19th, 2014 – ClearCove Systems has been featured as this month’s Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) “Technology Spotlight”. ClearCove participates in WERF’s Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program. The LIFT program is an initiative to bring new innovative water and wastewater technologies like ClearCove Systems’ EPT to the field quickly and efficiently. Read more.

ClearCove awarded Outstanding Venture Award at NREL’s Industry Growth Forum

October 30th, 2014, Denver, CO – The Industry Growth Forum hosted by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and thought leaders to Denver. Last night, three companies where honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards. Read more. 

ClearCove Systems graduates from RIT’s Venture Creations Business Incubator

October 29th, 2014, Rochester, NY – Five companies in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations business incubator were graduated in a joint celebration Tuesday that included a talk from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Read more.

Bath utility plans upgrades with ClearCove Systems technology

October 1, 2014, Bath, NY – Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems needs to improve its wastewater treatment to meet new clean water standards soon, but they’re looking to go beyond those requirements. Read more.

ClearCove Systems chosen for Bath NY wastewater upgrade

Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems will be upgrading their wastewater treatment to meet clean water standards.  Guy Hallgren, director of utilities at BEGWS, said ClearCove System’s will allow BEGWS to generate power more easily.  Hallgren also expects to take in more waste from food and beverage producers to feed the plant and generate even more electricity.  Read more…

ClearCove Systems Selected by National Renewable Energy Laboratory to Present at Elite Forum

September 23, 2014, Rochester, NY – ClearCove Systems, a renewable energy company that recovers fuel from the organic matter in wastewater, announced today it was selected by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to present at its Industry Growth Forum. Read more.

Democrat & Chronicle: Henrietta startup ClearCove moves into testing mode

ClearCove Systems, a Henrietta-based wastewater treatment business, is preparing to test some of its patented technology at two upstate locations with the help of a $300,000 state grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Read more.

Democrat & Chronicle: ClearCove of Rochester is testing energy system in Ithaca

A new system that generates energy from human sewage is slated for testing at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility. Read more. 

Biomass Magazine: ClearCove Systems wins NYSERDA funding for biogas project

ClearCove Systems Inc. of Rochester announced it has been awarded funding by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to demonstrate a new wastewater treatment system that is expected to save energy while reducing treatment costs. Read more.

Rochester Business Journal: Startup firm gets state funding for new system

Henrietta wastewater treatment startup ClearCove Systems Inc. is getting $300,000 in state funding to help it demonstrate a new, more efficient system, company officials said. Read more.

Ithaca Times: Improved Waste Water Tech Tried at Ithaca Plant

Rochester-based ClearCove Systems has received a $300,000 grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to demonstrate its new “Flatline” primary treatment technology at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility (IAWWTF) and the Nott Road Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Town of Guilderland. Read more.

BOD Interceptors: Transforming Wastewater Treatment Plants Into Renewable Energy Resources

ClearCove Systems’ Alex Wright reveals the irony of conventional wastewater treatment facilities that consume vast amounts of energy when they could be producing it.  Read more in this article published by WaterOnline, February 12, 2014.

ClearCove Systems of Rochester Receives NYSERDA Funding
 to Demonstrate Energy-Saving Wastewater Treatment Technology

ClearCove Systems Inc. of Rochester announced today it has been awarded funding by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to demonstrate a new wastewater treatment system that is expected to save energy while reducing treatment costs. Final_NYSERDA_PressRelease_2.3.14

NYWEA 86th Annual Meeting February 4-6th, 2014

ClearCove Systems will be presenting twice at NYWEA’s 86th Annual Meeting. ClearCove is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, February 5th at 9:30am and Thursday, February 6th at 10:30am. NYWEA Annual Meeting Program

RIT News: Clean start in a new career

CEO Greg Westbrook and CTO Terry Wright featured in the RIT News. Read More.

Former Roommates Team Up Create Wastewater Savings

Former RIT roommates, Terry Wright and Greg Westbrook, have teamed up to create ClearCove Systems, a company that creates a technology to bring savings to the wastewater industry.  Read more…