OxyMem recognised at UK Energy Awards
8 December 2014 | 0
OxyMem scooped the energy efficient technology of the year award at the UK Energy Awards 2014 held last week in London. The University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out was the only Irish company among the award winners.
The Energy Awards acknowledges achievement in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, energy supply, brokering as well as products and services from across the UK. Judges for each category were made up of leading industry experts gathered from across business, academia and government.
OxyMem, which is based in Athlone, was co-founded in 2013 by Prof Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron as spin-out from UCD’s School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, and is commercialising a breakthrough UCD technology, the membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR), to address the global need for a more energy efficient aeration solution for wastewater treatment.
Wayne Byrne, managing director, OxyMem, said: “We are delighted to have received recognition for our energy neutral solution and are thrilled to be recognised by our peers in the UK. This award suggests that we are truly recognised as an innovative solution for the reduction of energy demand both at home and abroad.”
OxyMem will travel to New York next week as the only Irish finalist in the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards where it has been shortlisted in the leading technology award in the sustainable innovation category.