DAVIS, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PR Newswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announced its selection by The Artemis Project™ as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition. This award highlights MBI's product Zequanox™ as one of the most promising, innovative technologies coming to the marketplace.
Zequanox™ is an effective natural product for the control of invasive zebra and quagga mussels that are aggressively multiplying in freshwater lakes & rivers throughout North America & Europe. It is derived from a common microbe found in soil and water bodies, and is the industry's first selective and environmentally friendly solution.
'Invasive mussels cause over $1 billion in economic impact to civil infrastructure in North America alone,' states engineer Sarahann Rackl, Ph.D., the Invasive Mussel Project Manager for Marrone Bio Innovations.
'Zequanox is a safe and effective solution for use in industrial and municipal settings,' states Dennis Bitter, Sales Manager at MBI. 'It's a direct replacement for more harmful chemicals like chlorine.'
'The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry's benchmark for recognizing innovation that will matter. It identifies the entrepreneurs that are applying technology to meet the world's water challenges,' noted Laura Shenkar, principal at The Artemis Project. 'With these awards, we strive to identify the companies offering the most promising technologies coming onto the market.'
The Artemis Project™ Top 50 winners are being honored at the Ontario H20 Global Water Leadership Summit at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada.
About Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) discovers, develops and markets effective and environmentally responsible natural products that fill unmet needs for weed, plant disease and pest management. MBI's effective and safe products come from a combination of in-licensed technology and its own R&D discovery. MBI has an impressive pipeline of new products waiting approval at the EPA, including two insecticides, two herbicides and Zequanox,™ a natural product for controlling invasive zebra and quagga mussels in fresh waterways. MBI has several new nematicide, insecticide, fungicide and herbicide candidates from its discovery screen. In addition to its award-winning Regalia® Biofungicide, MBI currently markets GreenMatch® Burndown Herbicide for weed control in organic crop production. For more information about Marrone Bio Innovations, please go to www.marronebio.com
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