Feb. 28, 2018, Napanee, Ont. - The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), has announced a $325,000 investment in a Napanee-based company that makes an eco-friendly fire fighting gel.
FireRein created the first 100 per cent fully bio-sourced, food-grade water additive gel called Eco-Gel, designed to extinguish fires faster while using less water than traditional gel products.
The government investment, announced on Feb. 22 by Hastings Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio, will help commercialize Eco-Gel for sale in domestic and international markets through the Investing in Business Innovation initiative.
“The investment from FedDev Ontario allows us to significantly enhance our scale-up and business development activities,” FireRein president and CEO Rui Resendes said in a press release. “This support will accelerate the widespread adoption of Eco-Gel ultimately enabling firefighters to knock-down fires faster and with less water while safeguarding human health and the environment.”