Bluewater Bio Secures Cleantech Connect’s ‘One to Watch’ Award
Dec 13, 2012
Bluewater Bio International, the provider of innovative high-performance, cost-effective water and wastewater treatment technologies, is delighted to announce that it has received the accolade of ‘One to Watch’ at this year’s prestigious Annual Cleantech Connect awards, celebrating Europe’s fastest growing Cleantech companies.
The awards, organised by investment bank GP Bullhound and attracting over 150 of the industry’s most influential figures, recognises growth, leadership and potential. The judging panel comprises leaders from the cleantech and investment banking fields.
The ‘One to Watch’ category was fiercely contested this year, with 20 nominees vying for the honour. In being awarded the prize, the judges recognized Bluewater Bio’s growth potential and commitment to innovation, backed up by increasing market acceptance and roll-out of their low energy and low footprint portfolio of technologies as the key determining factor.
BwB’s strong growth to date has been both organic and acquisitive. Originally founded to develop its patented ‘HYBrid ACtivated Sludge’ process (HYBACS®), the company has subsequently added Water Innovate, a technology spin-out from the world renowned Cranfield University, and FilterClear Ltd’s portfolio of advanced multimedia filtration technologies, in 2010 and 2011 respectively. In a traditionally conservative market, BwB have made considerable traction within the industry, as seen with Severn Trent, who earlier this year selected HYBACS® to upgrade their Ashbourne sewage treatment works.
Daniel Ishag, Founder & CEO of Bluewater Bio International commented: “This is a tremendous feather in the cap for Bluewater. Firstly, I would like to congratulate the team on all their efforts; this award is truly a testament to all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. To be regarded so highly amongst such an esteemed judging panel is no mean feat.
“What makes this achievement even more impressive is that water, and especially wastewater, have until recently been seen as the poor relations of the cleantech family. BwB is proud to have helped overturn that misconception, driving innovation across the sector through, for instance, our Cranfield R&D team and our Technology Alliance with Thames Water. Whilst our innovative technologies undoubtedly contributed to BwB’s recognition as ‘one to watch,’ I’m sure that the pilot plants, commercial projects, distribution partners and additional engineering expertise that we have gained over the last year were also major factors.”
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