November 2013, Concrete TV: ECOncrete™ addresses the need for reducing the ecological footprint of coastal and marine infrastructures by enhancing ecosystem services and elevating biodiversity in urbanized shorelines.
August 2013, Genevieve Belmaker, Epoch Times - NEW YORK—The problem of degrading wooden piles that hold up piers throughout the city has a curious potential solution: eco-friendly concrete. An Israeli company, ECOncrete, has developed and is testing a system of specialty concrete casings that both support the piles and piers, as well as draw in marine life in the naturally occurring habitat.
June 2013- ECOncrete has successfully completed the first installation of its ecological pile encasement at Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The project, conducted in collaboration with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, is the starting point of a pilot study evaluating the biological and structural performance of ECOncrete's innovative technology. Biological monitoring will be conducted by SeArc - Ecological Marine Consulting, and physical inspection of the piles will be conducted by Halcrow engineers.
June 2013 - ECOncrete's new peer reviewed manuscript entitled "Ecologically Active Concrete for Coastal and Marine Infrastructure: Innovative Matrices and Designs" has been accepted to the 2013 ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) conference: Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2013 From Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea 18 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 - EDINBURGH, UK.
November 2012 - ECOncrete cited by Forbes as one of two companies to play a a part in rebuilding the Tri-State area after the devastation of Sandy.
September 2012 - A year after the Savannah Ocean Exchange at Savannah, Georgia, the ECOncrete™ high profile maintained.
31 August, 2012 - ECOncrete™ engineers who installed a new type of fish-friendly concrete at the Port of Savannah are encouraged by the growth of aquatic plants and animals on panels tested at the Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Garden City Terminal.
In February, Shimrit Finkel and Ido Sella of ECOncrete™ suspended a series of 30 panels from the docks at Garden City Terminal, featuring different chemical formulations and surface textures.
May 10, 2012 ECOncrete™ represents Israeli ocean-related innovative technologies at the Israeli pavilion in the Expo2012, South Korea.
EXPO 2012 is located in Yeous in South Korea, and the theme of this Exposition is "The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities".
August 13, 2011 - SeArcs' ECOncrete™ is one of the ten winning solutions of the Savannah Ocean Exchange 2011.
ECOncrete™ is an applicable tool for constructing environmentally active concrete coastal and marine infrastructures. It presents an innovative yet simple solution to the conflict between societal and environmental needs in coastal zones. By manipulating concrete structures at three levels - concrete composition, surface texture and macro-design - we can elevate their ability to provide valuable ecosystem services and improved environmental parameters associated with filter feeding communities.