BiogasPLUS by Applied Nanoparticles shortlisted for AD & Biogas industry award

Applied Nanoparticles SL are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2017 AD & Biogas Industry Awards in the Research Project category!  


These annual Industry Awards showcase the best of the best in innovation and achievement across all sectors of the AD and biogas industries both in the UK and globally, and we are incredibly proud to have been nominated.   


Víctor F. Puntes, nanoscientist and founder of Applied Nanoparticles said: 

BiogasPLUS is the result of intensive research that started in 2008 under the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation and will be marketed from next summer. Applied Nanoparticles offers the trace element supplementation BiogasPLUS, a patented and registered nanotechnology-based innovation, that obtains the highest ever-reported improvement of biogas production. BiogasPLUS contributes directly to the metabolism of microbes, with the doses of innocuous and bioavailable iron that needs the microbe at each moment. This is a paradigm shift in the prevalent solutions for optimisation. We feel inaugurating the nanomicrobiology era! Anaerobic Digestion will never be the same.”



Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, said:


“We’re honoured to recognise the exceptional contributions our shortlisted award entries have made to the AD industry both in the UK and around the globe. Their dedication to enhancing our industry’s reputation and performance is testament to the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that has built the AD industry in the UK and abroad today, which is poised to make a huge contribution to meeting some of the world’s most pressing challenges.” 


David Newman, President of the World Biogas Association, said:


“Those who have been shortlisted for these awards represent the very best of the best in innovation and best practice in AD and biogas from around the world, and serve as a shining example of how biogas can help to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is an exceptional industry delivering exceptional value on a global scale.” 


The winners will be announced on 5 July during a gala dinner at the NEC in Birmingham on the first night of UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the leading global tradeshow for biogas.



About Applied Nanoparticles SL


Applied Nanoparticles SL (AppNPs) is a technology-based spin off company derived from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Institut Català de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). The company was founded on October 17th 2013. The company's purpose is to research, study and develop nanoparticles and their applications. This includes design, production and characterization of nanoparticles, consultancy activities and dissemination, as well as training and education in nanoscience, nanotechnology, and related areas under principles of Responsible Research and Innovation. AppNP’s core project is the commercial exploitation of a EU-US patent named BiogasPLUS. BiogasPLUS is the frst ready to use additive based on safe and sustainable engineered iron based nanoparticles for the optimization of anaerobic digestion processes. BiogasPLUS is a disruptive technology as it obtains the highest ever-reported improvement of biogas production, triples the biogas yield with cellulose as feedstock in laboratory conditions, and obtains over a 30% methane ratio increase in real continuous industrial settings, among other additional advantages. AppNP’s ultimate aspiration when developing BiogasPLUS is to transform waste into appealing raw materials in an effcient and sustainable way while contributing to key policy objectives, such as climate change targets, energy and food security, resource effciency, improved air quality, the bioeconomy, bioenergy, and the prevention of contamination and develop circular economy.


About AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2017 

Back for the sixth year running, the 2017 AD & Biogas Industry Awards will showcase the very best plants, successes and people across the AD industry, both in the UK and around the world. With a range of categories reflecting the growth of the sector, and featuring two new categories recognising achievement in sewage treatment, this is an opportunity to see projects, services, teams and people given the recognition they deserve. The event will take place in Birmingham on 5 July – the first night of UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas.


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