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January 03, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Memphis-based Glanris turning rice hulls into a water filtration media

Memphis-based Glanris has developed a process to turn rice hulls into a water filtration media, a cleantech solution that has the potential to transform both the rice and water management industries.

As spotlighted by Hypepotamus in this recent article about several watertech companies, the filter media technology that the start-up is using naturally removes metals and organic contaminants from water, something that is essential for agricultural and manufacturing settings. Since the product “sequesters carbon” and can be a “drop-in replacement” for current filtration options, it is a sustainable solution for reusing rice husks and ultimately creating a better water filtration system.

The team most recently raised a $2 million funding round from Riceland Healthcare, Innova Memphis, Sage Group, and Pittco Capital Partners.

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