ekolive is the first and leading provider of a new ecological bioleaching method for ecological release of elements and degradation of organic contamination.

By this innovative biological technology, ekolive solves environmental hazards and cleans contaminated environment polluted by heavy metals and organics, giving a second life to different industrial wastes, replacing dangerous mining and processing methods, and cleaning industrial minerals from metals by an ecological and economical way. Behind our “Swiss Army knife” is nature and its microbiological self-healing powers, which ekolive makes use of and which we stimulate massively.

ekolive is a start-up of a dedicated team of experienced biotechnologists, geologists and business developers. The company was founded in 2018 in Košice, Slovakia, and has since developed rapidly towards industrial and commercial application of its technologies. The founders of the start-up and IP-holders are also its co-owners.

In 2019, in a first large industrial pilot project in Slovenia, the market maturity of BioLeaching with heterotrophic bacteria for the upgrading of industrial minerals was demonstrated.

In 2020, another large pilot project in Germany demonstrated the market maturity of BioRemediation for cleaning extracted contaminated soils; The cleaned soils could afterwards – instead of being dumped (DK III) – be used for the production of liquid soil in civil engineering.

At the beginning of 2021, the first commercial applications for the in-situ renovation of an inner-city property heavily contaminated with cyanides and PAHs as well as an industrial property contaminated with tar oils will be due in Germany.