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Ice Arena Recovery & Recycling System

A simple eco-friendly water and energy recovery solution for contaminated snow in ice arenas

May 2020
Gallery Ice Arena Recovery & Recycling System 1
Gallery Ice Arena Recovery & Recycling System 1


OWERS provides an innovative and energy-efficient technology to clean and resurface ice arenas without wasting water or using any fossil-based fuels.

Ice arenas currently use fossil-fuel based heating systems for resurfacing. In addition to wasting thousands of litres of fresh potable water and producing large amounts of GHG & CO2 emissions, this system pollutes the landfill areas and contaminates the local soil & water tables when dumping contaminated snow. All of this is being done on a daily basis in thousand of ice arenas all over the world, seven days a week. To meet this challenge, OWERS provides a green eco-friendly solution that will conveniently and seamlessly capture the ice and snow collected from an ice resurfacing machine, efficiently melt it to a liquid state and then warm the water without the use of any fossil-based fuels. OWERS' solution cleans, filters and de-bubbles the water so that it can be reused onto the same ice surface, producing a stronger and harder sheet of ice at lower cost. While saving energy, capital expenditures, labour and maintenance, this solution greatly reduces the amount of GHG emissions being released into the atmosphere.

Label Date May 13, 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network; Visibility; Funding opportunities; Partnership opportunities; Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Saves ~ 4,000,000 litres of fresh potable water per ice pad from being wasted
  • Saves up to 51.5t/year of CO2 emissions

The Financial benefits

  • ROI reached under 3 years
  • Electricity savings of 12% per year

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Company Profile

OWERS - OCEANUS Water & Energy Recovery Systems LLC

OWERS produces eco-friendly products that recover and reuse water and energy while providing a great return on investment

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Headquarters Lexington, KY 40508, USA

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Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments. Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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