AquiPor is successfully conducting manufacturing R&D of its products with a precast concrete partner and has broken ground on a neighborhood-scale mock up project. Our low-carbon manufacturing process has demonstrated scalability for the concrete industry and we are moving our products into the testing and certification phase. In total, we have raised $3M from strategic industry investors and crowdfund investors (with a successful $1.07M max CF raise in 2020).
2022 and beyond
In 2022, AquiPor plans to lock down value chain partnerships with strategic manufacturers and suppliers and begin testing and standardizing its products for market use, begin securing project contracts and continue to grow the AquiPor team
AquiPor acquires an option to the EPCM rights of new multi-utility technologies and a low-carbon concrete manufacturing process. The Company begins Manufacturing R&D on its new, low-carbon permeable concrete tech and breaks ground on its first neighborhood-scale mock up project to demonstrate its engineering and technology solutions for onsite stormwater management. AquiPor also opened up its second Reg CF crowdfunding campaign to main street investors to raise growth capital and begin scaling its operations.2021
After nearly five years in “stealth” R&D, AquiPor unveils its technology to the public by successfully maxing out a Regulation Crowdfund offering and welcoming 2,000+ new investors into the company. AquiPor adds new material technology assets to its I.P. portfolio and also garners rights as the preferred Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management company for an integrated distributed water system exclusively in North America.2020
AquiPor secures capital from industry experts and value chain partners, and new patents are approved for an engineered road covering system which uses AquiPor material in new designs to manage stormwater within the context of existing street infrastructure.
After two full years of R&D and hundreds of iterations, the AquiPor team finalized a mix design for the proprietary permeable material that would be placed into internal proof-of-concept testing for basic water treatment. The material showed the ability to filter greater than 80% of total suspended solids and particulate matter commonly found in stormwater; pursuant to Sil-Co-Sil 106 standardized tests. This represents the first of its kind in permeable pavement technology.2018
The small team wasted no time to begin vigorous R&D cycles, prototype manufacturing, and mock-up installations of its new technology. The company was rewarded with seed capital to advance its Research and Development efforts and patents were approved in Spring 2017 for the methods and material technology approach for this unique permeable hardscape material.
After years of “boots on the ground” market, technical, and proof of concept research, Johnson and Kunz linked up with a material technologist and civil engineer to develop a completely novel permeable hardscape material to address the market deficiencies with existing permeable pavements. AquiPor was officially founded in October, 2015.
Making good on their pact, Johnson and Kunz began pursuing an unlikely opportunity. Recognizing the destruction that stormwater pollution was having on natural water systems, they saw a glaring need in stormwater management and began researching the market fervently. Hundreds of meetings and phone calls with architects and engineers throughout the country informed the duo that there was a huge market opportunity for new on-site stormwater management technologies. They started to import a water-pervious paver to test the market.2013
AquiPor’s co-founders Greg Johnson and Kevin Kunz made a pact in 2010. At the time, Johnson was working in the corporate world while Kunz was still a student and over lunch in the Spring of 2010, the entrepreneurial duo vowed to pursue opportunities together that would be impactful and life changing.2012