COBBLE HILL & LADYSMITH – Boydel Wastewater Technologies Inc, now active in the CVRD with an engineering lab and manufacturing facility in Cobble Hill, was recently recognized as a 2020 Innovation Showcase company by a global water research company based out of Ireland.
Bluetech is a highly respected water and wastewater technology research company with offices and staff around the world. They host technology conferences around the world including Vancouver’s convention center. https://www.bluetechforum.com/innovation-showcase-2020/.
“Although we were contacted and provided information as requested, we did not request or pay for this recognition,” said Randy De Luca, CEO of Boydel Wastewater Technologies Inc.
Boydel was incorporated in 2008 in Ladysmith and credits their success to the support of the Ladysmith Mayor and Director of Engineering at the time, Mayor Rob Hutchins and Joe Friesenhan respectively. They allowed the company to locate at the towns wastewater treatment plant and bring their technology to a global patent standard; Patent #PCT/CA2009/000219.
Boydel is patented in 16 countries around the world. They have now recently had assistance and support by the District of North Cowichan and the CVRD (also at no cost) when they were permitted to run water treatment testing at the JUB lagoons.
Budgets at Boydel have always been extremely tight and these permissions without cost were critical.
“Among some other project opportunities we are currently very close to signing contracts at a mining site in Arizona and at a meat processing facility in Texas,” said De Luca.
“We thank Ladysmith, District of North Cowichan and the CVRD and their respective Mayors, Councils and staff for their support over the years. It has mattered.”