This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with Larry Kinsman, owner of ORIN Technologies of Verona.

He discusses a pilot project at the Dane County Regional Airport that demonstrated an average 97 percent removal rate for PFAS in the area over time. His company is partnering with a Canadian firm called Fixed Earth Innovations on this effort, which uses a sponge-like material to pull the harmful chemicals out of the environment and microbes that can destroy them.

“It looks like a honeycomb sponge … it holds it better, so it can actually pass what we call leaching tests, so it doesn’t get absorbed into the sponge and then ooze out,” he said.

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