Sebastian Porkert (Germany)

ECOFARIO is a Munich-based greentech startup that has developed a novel microplastics filtration process, which is based on hydrocyclone technology. It allows wastewater treatment plants to significantly reduce the amount of microplastic particles and the associated pollutants. This will drastically reduce the negative impact of microplastics on the environment and on human health.

The technology's main benefit is that, at the moment, it is the only available one which operates on a filter-free basis and can thus be used effectively on the large industrial scale of wastewater treatment. This means that the microplastic particles are separated from the surrounding water solely by gravitational forces, which eliminates the major drawbacks of already available, but significantly more expensive technologies.


Ecofario - Sebastian Porkert (Germany)


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Sebastian Porkert


Nominee 2019




Company Ecofario
Country Germany
CEO Sebastian Porkert
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge Nominee