We will continue to update this page with links to relevant press coverage about PWAbsorbents, Osorb® technology, and parent company ABSMaterials as it becomes available.
Bloomberg TVIn a segment titled "Cleaning Up the World's Dirty Water," ABSMaterials is featured as an innovator in water clean-up. Members of the NSF, EPA, and PlanetForward weigh in on Osorb's success and its potential for the future.
WCPNDr. Paul Edmiston, CSO, contributed to the Cleveland radio program's "Sound of Ideas" segment. Click through to hear about the invention of Osorb, rain gardens, and oil clean-up applications (26:41 to 33:33), as well as hear from other Northeast Ohio innovators.
Crain's Cleveland The Cleveland business magazine lauds CEO Stephen Spoonamore's NorTech keynote speech in "A video definitely worth the investment of your time." Click through to see full footage of the speech, which includes advice for other emerging technology firms.
Oil Price "Breakthrough in Fracking Wastewater Cleanup?" discusses how Osorb's unique nanostructure makes it ideal and efficient for treating flowback water at hydraulic fracturing sites. Oil and Gas Investments In "Companies Looking To Solve Fracking's Water Issues," the oil and gas research team says that Osorb swelling glass sounds like a science fiction solution that is "ideally suited" for water quality in the shale gas space.
Chemical Engineering In a two-part article entitled "Nano-engineered glass absorbs organic contaminants...", "...and serves as a nanoscale reactor for specific chemistry," the magazine explores Osorb's unique chemistry, its applications, and also its versatility. (Site login required for online viewing.)
The Daily RecordIn "ABS request goes to council," read about how the Wooster Growth Corporation officially recommended a tax abatement to City Council for ABS's new headquarters facility, which is allowing the company to expand and fostering local economic growth by creating jobs.
RIGZONEThis article, "Absorbent Glass Provides Solution for FLowback Water Treatment," focuses on ABSMaterials' subsidiary, PWAbsorbents.
Green Futures In "Osorb: the nemesis of water pollutants?", the environmental blog notes that "ABSMaterials is on the fast track to success" and that Osorb's potential for environmental clean-up "is massive." The article also appeared on Alt Energy Shift, an online green energy community.
Planet ForwardOsorb is now featured as an Editor's Pick as a technology that can help to green the planet. Planet Forward asks, "After a disaster, how do you protect your water supply from contamination? Osorb would absorb the toxic chemicals in the water and keep oil, pesticides, gases, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals out of the groundwater." Planet Forward is produced by the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University and collaborates with National Geographic, PBS, and Huffington Post.
College of WoosterThe College of Wooster posted about ABS's rain gardens on their sustainability blog. "New research on rain gardens" discusses how ABS's gardens are reducing runoff volume by 95%, and the garden containing Osorb additives is removing phosphates and nitrates at 40% increased efficiency over a standard rain garden.
The National Science FoundationIn "Glass Powder Absorbs Oil, Waste from Water and Air," the National Science Foundation calls Osorb a "game-changing technology." The article was also reposted on the planet-conscious news source Planet Forward.
The College of WoosterCollege of Wooster representatives attended the Popular Mechanics awards ceremony for Dr. Paul Edmiston's 2011 Breakthrough Award and subsequently issued a press release covering Dr. Edmiston, Osorb, and ABSMaterials. In addition to serving as ABSMaterials' CSO and Co-Founder, Dr. Edmiston is the Theron and Dorothy Peterson Chair of Chemistry at the College.
Akron Beacon JournalThe Beacon Journal highlights Dr. Paul Edmiston, CSO and Co-Founder, in "Popular Mechanics ceremony to honor Wooster professor."
Popular MechanicsPopular Mechanics distinguishes Dr. Edmiston as the winner of the 2011 Breakthrough Award in the Materials Science Category for his work with Osorb. Dr. Edmiston will accept the award at the Breakthrough Awards ceremony in New York Oct. 10.
The Daily RecordIn "ABS here to stay and grow," the Daily Record highlights the redevelopment loan and job creation tax credit approved by the Ohio Department of Development in order to support ABS's expansion in Northeast Ohio.
The Daily RecordIn "Rain gardens put to work at college," the Daily Record assesses the Osorb-enhanced rain gardens constructed at the College of Wooster this spring, spotlighting their ability to clean up the "substantial quantities of oil, engine fluids, nitrates, and phosphates" that contaminate runoff water. (Article is subscriber-only, but you can read more about the College of Wooster rain gardens here).
ChinaDialogueIn the featured article "The search for cleaner fracking," a california-based reporter covers frac-water treatment technologies for a Chinese Environmental news source. ABSMaterials' Osorb technology is highlighted for its unique ability to treat flowback water and remove hydrocarbons, BTEX, and other contaminants.
GigaOm In "The next hot cleantech sector: clean water for gas fracking," GigaOm's CleanTech blog highlights Osorb's potential for treating water contaminated by natural gas fracking processes.
Ohio MattersThe founding and development of ABS is explored in-depth in the July/August issue of Ohio Matters, a magazine published by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Scroll to page 6 to read the article
NPRA Kent, OH, NPR radio station highlighted Osorb's potential for cleaning hydrocarbons in water in its Exploradio segment. Click through to read "Wooster chemist takes accidental invention out of the lab and into production, and cleans up."
The College of Wooster The College issued a news release covering Dr. Hanbae Yang's raingarden study taking place on campus to compare the effectiveness of Iron-Osorb products in removing toxins from runoff. Click through to read "Rain Gardens Measure Effectiveness of Water-Purification Product."
The Huffington PostThe Huffington Post discussed how ABS is part of a group of a growing Ohio technology sector that is creating jobs in America.
Crain's Cleveland "ABSMaterials Arm pumped up" covers the $11M investment in ABSMaterials' subsidiary, PWAbsorbents, Inc., which specializes in produced water and is no longer wholly owned (article is subscribers only). Read the original press release at MarketWatch. The Akron Beacon JournalThe Akron Beacon covered ABSMaterials' Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award of $25,000, which was then donated to the B-WISER program, the Buckeye Women in Science, Engineering, and Research Science Camp for girls. Click through to read "Osorb 'Soaks Up' Ohio Chamber Entrepreneurship Award."
Oil & Gas Law BriefOil & Gas Law Brief featured Osorb technology's potential for frac-water (flowback) cleanup following a Department of Energy National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) press release about the subject. Click through to read "Hydraulic Fracturing: 'DOE touts breakthrough water cleaning technology'"
The Daily RecordThe Wooster Daily Record covered ABS's win of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award in "ABS honored by state chamber for entrepreneurial excellence".
Tucson Citizen"Hydraulic fracturing , natural gas, shale oil and environmental concerns" Earth and Industry"Can Water Treatment Technology Offer the Fracking Industry a New Face?"
Digital JournalIn an editorial piece, the Digital Journal covered a press release from the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) concerning Osorb's potential for cleaning fracking wastewater. Click through to read "Op-Ed: Chemical-laden fracking wastewater breakthrough, says DOE, maybe."