Livestock Water Recycling Emerges Among the Top 10% of Global AgriFoodTech Companies in FoodTech 500 Rankings

LWR claims top Canadian spot, ranking 31 out of 500 AgriFoodTech companies that are acting as a force of good, creating a brighter future of food.

Calgary, AB – Forward Fooding CEO, Alessio D’Antino has unveiled this year’s official 2020 FoodTech 500 ranking that saw LWR claim the 31st spot and the honor of being the highest ranked Canadian company on the list. Inspired by the Fortune 500, the FoodTech 500 is the world’s first definitive list of the global entrepreneurial talent at the intersection between food, technology, and sustainability.

2021 marks the second edition of the FoodTech 500 where over 2,000 applications were received from international AgriFoodTech companies working across the whole food supply chain. Applications were received from over 60 countries and this year’s winners span the globe representing 52 countries in total. As a cluster of 500 companies, this year’s winners have raised over $4.1B in funding.

“With 2,000+ applications received for this year’s FoodTech 500, the competition to make the 2020 FoodTech 500 was fierce. From all of us at Forward Fooding, we would like to thank all the companies that entered this year’s competition. We would also like to congratulate Livestock Water Recycling for the great milestones they have achieved so far and for all the impact they are creating with their work” says D’Antino.

LWR Co-Founder and CEO Karen Schuett says: “We are honored to be ranked as the top Canadian company on the FoodTech 500 list. We are inspired by our fellow innovators who are creating a better future for food and for our planet. The FoodTech 500 initiative speaks to the very core of our company: technology, sustainability, and creating regenerative food systems.”

Food systems rely on our natural resources, and LWR’s global food vision makes more efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, creating regenerative food systems around the world. Industry leaders, food retailers, consumers, and government are all coming together to encourage and enable a systemic transformation as we rethink traditional food systems. LWR partners with livestock farms to create the best possible value for them, which in turn creates sustainable economics for our valued farmers and enables them to feed more people.

“Our commercialized technology solution is operating in the market with the combined potential to treat over one billion gallons of manure annually, recovering clean, reusable water. Through technology and digitization, our goal is to transform one trillion gallons of manure and food waste bioliquids into recycled clean water by 2050, directly impacting 10 of the UN’s Sustainable Development goals” adds Schuett.

The FoodTech 500 showcases selected international AgriFoodTech startup and scaleup companies using a unique methodology to rank them based on their business size, digital footprint, and sustainability practices. The top ten companies on this year’s list are: Plenty, AeroFarms, Imperfect Foods, Apeel, Infarm, The LiveKindly Co., Too Good to Go, Farmy AG, Green Monday Group, and NotCo.

Seven other Canadian companies also made the list including: Food Maestro, Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society, ThisFish Inc, UEAT, Noblegen, Agri-Neo Inc., and Kraken Sense Limited.
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Forward Fooding is the world’s first collaborative platform for the food & beverage industry fostering innovation via FoodTech Data Intelligence and corporate-startup collaboration. Headquartered in London with satellite offices in Barcelona and Rome, They run a global network of AgriFoodTech entrepreneurs powered by entrepreneurs since 2015. They act as an ecosystem enabler to provide the necessary support and velocity to enable meaningful collaborations and partnerships between established food organizations and AgriFoodTech startup and scaleup companies. More information about Forward Fooding’s services can be found here.

Livestock Water Recycling [LWR] is the innovator of the award-winning PLANT. This patented technology platform provides hog, dairy, anaerobic digester, and food processing operations the ability to recycle clean water and fertilizers from nutrient laden liquids. LWR’s approach to manure treatment achieves triple-bottom-line outcomes: meeting the growing demand for food, increasing farmer profitability, and protecting the environment and public health. LWR’s fertilizer PLANTs save farmers time and money by providing them with a cost-effective solution to manage manure and bioliquids in a sustainable manner. LWR has systems operating throughout Canada, the US, the Middle East, and soon, the United Kingdom. More information can be found here. Visit LWR distributor Figure 8 Environmental at World Ag Expo® Online at