UK-based provider of water and wastewater treatment technologies, Bluewater Bio International (BwB), has been honoured with the 'One to Watch' award at the Annual Cleantech Connect awards, which acknowledges Europe's fastest growing cleantech companies.
BwB won the award in the category amidst 20 other nominated companies, for its growth potential, innovation, market acceptance, and launch of low energy and low footprint portfolio of technologies.
Bluewater Bio International founder and CEO Daniel Ishag said the award is a proof of all the company's team effort.
"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," Ishag said.
"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."
BwB's patented HYBrid ACtivated Sludge' process (HYBACS) has been developed as an innovative nutrient removal wastewater treatment process, which can be used on new and existing facilities with wide range of scales.
HYBACS' commercial potential was proved when it was employed to upgrade a 100,000m³/day wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain; and Severn Trent Water's Ashbourne sewage treatment works in the UK.
Apart from this, BwB's pressure multimedia filter technology, FilterClear, can separate suspended solids from a wide range of waters.
Organised by the investment bank GP Bullhound, the annual event attracted more than 150 influential figures of the industry, and the judging panel had leaders from cleantech and investment banking sectors to decide the winners.
After the acquisition of Water Innovate and FilterClear, Bluewaters' core capabilities include HYBACS, SMART, FilterClear (high throughput multi-media filtration), and GHG-Tox (nitrification and greenhouse gas monitoring).