Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of ADBA, said: "UK AD & Biogas Awards 2017 was a fantastic celebration of talent and innovation in our industry. Congratulations to all those who received an award; the standard this year was exceptionally high, which is excellent news given the scale of the contribution the AD industry can and needs to make urgently to the Paris climate change commitments and UN Sustainable Development Goals."
Applied Nanoparticles SL received the Highly Commended Award for Research Project.
We are incredibly proud to have been rewarded. 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.”
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.