Prestigious award recognizes PTG’s patented wastewater disinfection process that generates renewable energy as among the most promising advanced water technology companies worldwide.
September 13, 2012
Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by The Artemis Project™ for the 2012 Artemis Water Tech Top 50 Listing™. The Artemis Top 50™ award was bestowed on PTG at the Cleantech Group Water Innovation Summit 2012, the annual gathering of “blue-tech” thought leaders and innovators.
“The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry’s benchmark for innovation that will matter. It identifies the new solutions that will meet the world’s water challenges,” stated Laura Shenkar, Chair of the Artemis Top 50. “The Top 50 includes some of the most promising startups in the emerging high-tech wave in water.”
PTG was selected by a jury that included experts from corporations such as Archer Daniels Midland, IBM, Intel, Ecolab and Syngenta, as well as Carollo Engineers, CH2M Hill, McKinsey, and Singapore’s Public Utilities Board.
“Being chosen as an Artemis Top 50 Water company is an exceptional endorsement by industry experts who are extremely close to the challenges posed by global water scarcity,” said Greg Ryan, CEO and co-founder of PTG. “This is a tremendous honor and will help us spread the word about how chemical-free wastewater disinfection with renewable energy has numerous applications around the world.”
PTG helps businesses transform wastewater into a valuable resource
PTG is the first and only company in the world to combine eco-friendly 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 Artemis Water Strategy
The Artemis Top 50 is hosted by Artemis Water Strategy™. Artemis is a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity. We operate at the intersection of corporate strategy, advanced technology, investment and policy. We work with global corporations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through operational excellence in water management and assist advanced water technology companies in maximizing the value they bring to their customers. For more information visit: www.theartemisproject.com.
About Pasteurization Technology Group
Located in California, Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) 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 has won the 2011 BlueTech® Go-To-Market Strategy award, the Popular Science 2011 Best of What’s New award, and the 2012 Artemis Project Top 50 Water Tech 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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