Archive for June, 2014

Company makes the most of waste

Gainesville-based GreenTechnologies was recently named one of 50 Florida Companies to Watch by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida. The company makes fertilizer from partially treated sewage and sells it directly to golf courses, large farms and other fertilizer makers as well as to consumers for lawn use through Ace Hardware stores in Florida, Georgia and Alabama under the brand name GreenEdge. Read the Full Article from The Gainesville Sun

GreenTechnologies founder Varshovi named state’s small business person of the year

Amir Varshovi’s innovative work with local company GreenTechnologies has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Varshovi has been named Florida’s 2014 Small Business Person of the Year, putting him in the race for the national title. Read Full Article from The Gainesville Sun

Green aspirations help Jacksonville scientist win state title

Dr. Amir Varshovi was 18 when he emigrated from Iran with dreams of becoming an American scientist. Varshovi received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of South Florida, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in the same field from the University of Florida. During his time at UF he also worked as a researcher in the soil and water science department, conducting efficacy studies on commercial fertilizers and their impact on the environment. Read the Full Article from Jacksonville... more...

GreenTechnologies went from tinkering to global success

Amir Varshovi didn’t consider himself a businessman when he was tinkering away in his garage lab trying to find a way to make a fertilizer out of renewable organic products. And he didn’t consider himself a businessman when he drove from Gainesville to Naples to personally deliver his first product order to a golf course. Read the Full Article from Jacksonville Business Journal