Livestock Water Recycling, Inc

Livestock Water Recycling is the world’s leading provider of manure treatment technology. From our Innovation Center in Calgary, Alberta, we work with farms around the world to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, concentrate and segregate nutrients for strategic fertilizer application, and recycle clean, reusable water. The LWR System is the only proven and fully operating technology that reduces the overall volume of manure, concentrates nutrients and delivers a renewable, high-quality water source. Better yet, it provides a minimum 20-30% return on investment. From being the first to being the continued market leader, our vision has always been to help livestock farmers increase farm efficiencies, while becoming even more environmentally sustainable.

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210, 5842 86th Avenue SE , Calgary , Alberta T2C 4L7 Canada

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Industry Type:
Agriculture - Livestock
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

LWR Innovation Center

The LWR Innovation Center leverages our people to help drive a competitive advantage for our customers.

The LWR Innovation Center located in Calgary, Alberta, brings together global experts and advanced analytical tools to explore, analyze and solve challenges related to manure treatment. We are focused on developing scalable solutions that can be applied quickly and commercialized for maximum return on investment.

The LWR Innovation Center is focused on always improving the LWR System and advancing our existing process technology.
Livestock water recycling named one of Deloitte's Technology Fast 50™ companies

Livestock Water Recycling has been named as one of Canada's fastest growing technology companies in the 19th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™awards for demonstrating bold innovation, dedicated leadership and strong growth. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program celebrates leaders in the Canadian technology industry and tracks the successful growth of Canadian-grown leaders. LWR ranked 30th with a 415% in revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.


Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. President Ross Thurston was in Toronto today to accept the 2015 Small Business Achievement Award for Innovation of the Year at the second annual Small Business Achievement Awards.

3M Environmental Innovation Award

President Ross Thurston will be awarded with the 3M Environmental Innovation Award for his cutting-edge, environmentally friendly manure management system. The 3M Environmental Innovation Award, established by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada in 2009, celebrates innovative contributions to environmental change that benefit Canada.

Ross will be presented his award by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada in Ottawa on November 19, 2014.

2014 Imagine H2O Finalist

LWR is named as a 2014 Imagine H2O Finalist for offering innovative solutions to today’s looming water challenges, including improving water use, treatment, supply, or discharge in the Food and Agriculture sector. This year’s awards ceremony was held during Imagine H2O’s Entrepreneurship Showcase and World Water Day celebration in San Francisco, CA

2013 Top Water & Wastewater Project

LWR has been named a 2013 Top Water & Wastewater Project by Water & Wastes Digest. Projects must highlight a water or wastewater project that was in its design or construction phase over the last 18 months. Editorial staff and industry professionals evaluate all nominations to choose winners based on entries being remarkable and innovative. Each year the awards are presented at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC).

2013 Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award

LWR is a named winner of the prestigious Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award for developing technology solutions and intellectual property that promotes efficient use of the earth's resources.

2013 TELUS and Globe & Mail Small Business Challenge Contest

LWR was selected from over 1,000 entries to win the $100,000 Challenge Contest. The grant will be used to acquire new lab equipment to aid LWR's manure testing process and upgrade its lab facilities. The 2013 3rd annual contest invited small and medium-sized business throughout Canada to present their biggest challenge for the opportunity to win the grant. An initial entry, presentation, and online voting contributed to LWR's award.

2011 Dairy Herd Innovation Award

In 2011, LWR was recognized as a Top 10 Innovative Product in the Dairy Herd Innovation Awards at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Entries were evaluated by an independent panel of dairy farmers, agribusiness representatives and University experts. Criteria included originality within the market place, usefulness and value to dairy farmers.

2010 Emerald Award

In 2010, LWR was a recipient of the Emerald Award. The Emerald Award celebrates the outstanding achievements by Albertans committed to protecting, preserving, enhancing, and sustaining the environment.

2010 World Ag Expo New Product Award

In 2010, LWR was recognized as a Top 10 New Product at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. The World Ag Expo attracts thousands of visitors each year from various parts of the world. Entries were evaluated by farmers and ranchers, agricultural business representatives and University ambassadors to ensure each product is new and innovative in its field.

2009 Dr. F.X. Aherne Award

In 2009, LWR won the Dr. F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the Banff Pork Seminar. The award honors Canadian pork industry members who have developed original solutions to pork production problems.