History and background
Envit Ltd. is a research & development SME company for environmental technology and engineering. It was established in 2009 as a spin-out company of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The founding of Envit Ltd. was initiated by prof. Domen Leštan and his fellow two PhD students, following the development of innovative soil washing technology (now ReSoil®) at UL to the level which attested the feasibility and commercial potential of the technology. Neža Finžgar, PhD became the managing director of Envit Ltd. In 2015 the majority of shares of Envit Ltd. were acquired by Arhel Ltd. In 2017 the construction of a demonstration-al soil-washing plant with ReSoil® technology commenced in the city of Prevalje, nearby Pb, Zn and Cd contaminated Meza Valley, Slovenia, co-financed from EU LIFE + Programme and a corporate investment fund from Arhel Ltd. ReSoil® was awarded Seal of Excellence from the EU Commission which allows projects with ReSoil® technology to access EU structural and cohesion funds.