EarthClean Corp. Selected to Present at WBT Innovation Marketplace

TetraKO Water Enhancer to be Showcased During Preeminent 9th Annual Technology Forum

St. Paul, Minn.- EarthClean Corporation, a Minnesota-based company, announced that it has been selected to present its TetraKO technology and discuss future plans for its patented firefighting product at the WBT Innovation Marketplace’s ninth annual event. EarthClean founder and CEO Doug Ruth will join more than 100 companies and technology innovators from across the nation and around the world as they present to hundreds of investors and corporate and national licensees at WBT2011. The event will be held March 22 and 23 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel and the Arlington, Texas Convention Center.

TetraKO is a patented firefighting water enhancer that transforms water into an adhering solution that can be pumped through standard fire equipment. TetraKO has proven to be far superior because a key attribute of its proprietary dual thickening agent causes it to stick and stay where applied. When heated by fire, TetraKO becomes even thicker and releases a dense steam, dramatically aiding in fire suppression because of the increased, resulting calorie absorption. Certified biodegradable and non-toxic, TetraKO is the first water enhancer that uses no super absorbent polymers.

“To be selected to present at this very prestigious event is quite an honor for EarthClean Corporation and our entire team,” said Doug Ruth, EarthClean Corporation founder and CEO. “This is an acknowledgement of our technology and the value it represents to the fire service. We will be joined by leading researchers from around the world who are doing ground breaking work in many different aspects of technology.”

WBT Innovation Marketplace is an annual forum offering a prescreened, pre-prepped collection of undiscovered companies and intellectual property emanating from top universities, labs and research institutions from across the country.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome EarthClean to WBT2011 and support their commercialization goals at our widely recognized forum of vetted and mentored deals for institutional investors, angel investors, and corporate licensees,” said WBT Innovation Marketplace CEO Paul Huleatt. “As with past WBT events, presenters will have the opportunity to meet with investors and corporate and national licensees, and all WBT2011 attendees will experience two full days of content-rich sessions, an exhibitor showcase, and inspiring speakers at our unparalleled, deal-focused forum of emerging technologies.”

All presenting companies and technologies will have been rigorously prepped by WBT commercialization experts prior to presenting to an anticipated audience of more than 600 venture capitalists and Fortune 1000 licensees. EarthClean will compete with the other presenting companies and technology innovators for top honors during the event. One in three WBT presenters goes on to secure venture-funding, license their technology, or sell their IP outright, representing over $490 million raised to date.

About WBT Innovation Marketplace

The WBT Innovation Marketplace is the world’s premier showcase converging revolutionary new energy, life science, nanotech, material science and information technologies to seed limitless solutions for current market needs. For additional information, visit

About EarthClean Corporation

EarthClean Corporation is a Minnesota-based company whose mission is to develop and introduce environmentally friendly and biodegradable technologies that help firefighters attack, suppress and contain fires. A team of engineers, scientists and firefighters developed the company’s first product, TetraKO next generation gel. Visit for more information and to see the product in action.

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