September 6, 2012
Industry leaders convene to discuss how to accelerate and sustain water innovation policies, ideas, and technologies. PTG to showcase its innovative approach to wastewater disinfection that makes water available for re-use while generating renewable energy.
Greg Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), has been invited to participate in the Cleantech Group Water Innovation Summit 2012, the annual gathering of “blue-tech” thought leaders and innovators to be held in Berkeley, California, September 13-14, 2012. The invitation-only, two-day summit convenes top investors, utility executives, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and public sector leaders to focus on three innovation themes: smart water, resource recovery, and water re-use.
“The Water Innovation Summit offers a much-needed confluence of smart executives and pundits who represent key stakeholders in the urgent discussion of how we will engineer a sustainable water future,” said Greg Ryan, CEO and co-founder of PTG. “Businesses and wastewater operators are very concerned about the scarcity and cost of water, and its potential to affect their operations in terms of reputation, product quality, up-time, and ability to address the needs of their customers.”
Mr. Ryan is the CEO and co-founder of Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the only wastewater disinfection process that creates renewable energy. PTG is experiencing rapidly growing sales demand for its wastewater treatment technology from the food, beverage, agriculture, and oil and gas industries, as well as municipalities. Mr. Ryan is an expert in the application of highly efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solutions that enable the re-use of water.
PTG helps businesses transform wastewater into a valuable resource
PTG is the first and only company in the world to combine wastewater disinfection with renewable-energy generation. PTG’s patented technology can use the digester gas (often referred to as biogas, a natural by-product of wastewater treatment) or natural gas as fuel to drive a turbine that generates renewable electricity. The hot exhaust air from the turbine (energy that is typically wasted) is then passed through a series of heat exchangers that increase the temperature of the wastewater to a level that disinfects the wastewater stream. PTG’s technology is significantly more cost-effective and more energy-efficient than other methods. And, unlike other wastewater disinfection approaches, PTG’s systems do not require toxic chemicals such as chlorine, or costly electrical power and expensive UV lamps. PTG is growing rapidly because wastewater treatment plants have an increasing need to cost-effectively disinfect wastewater as well as reuse water.
About Pasteurization Technology Group
Located in California, Pasteurization Technology Group is a venture-capital backed company that is revolutionizing the disinfection of wastewater. PTG’s systems utilize its patented “two-for-one” technology that combines eco-friendly wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG’s process is one of only a handful of technologies to pass the stringent standards of Title 22 in the state of California for the disinfection of water for reuse. By channeling the typically wasted exhaust heat from a turbine to disinfect wastewater, PTG’s process is the most energy-efficient and lowest-cost solution on the market. PTG won the 2011 BlueTech® Go-To-Market Strategy award and the Popular Science 2011 Best of What’s New award, and was featured on the 2012 Cleantech Forum Entrepreneur Showcase. For more information, see http://pastechgroup.com, and follow @pastechgroup on Twitter and Facebook facebook.com/PasteurizationTechnologyGroup.
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