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Chinook Sciences wins Rushlight Waste to Energy award for 2012-2013
February 4th, 2013


Annual Awards Showcase Environmental Innovation in the UK and Ireland

Chinook Sciences LLC, the leading manufacturer and operator of advanced gasification technology worldwide, has been honoured with a Rushlight Waste-to-Energy Award for 2012-2013.  The Rushlight Awards celebrate and promote leading organisations in the UK and Ireland that have furthered environmental technology and innovation.

Previous winners include Mitsubishi Electric, Doosan Babcock, Air Products and Baxi.

Dr. Rifat Chalabi, chairman and chief executive officer of Chinook Sciences said, “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award and to be in the esteemed company of leading multinational corporations. Winning a Rushlight Award was a great way to cap off a terrific year of growth and expansion toward our goal of becoming the world’s leading renewable energy enterprise.”

The Rushlight Awards are judged by an independent panel of recognized experts covering all clean technology sectors and drawn from academia, trade associations, government departments and specialist media.  In particular, the judges included senior figures from DEFRA, the Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Institute of Environmental Sciences, DECC, WRAP, PERA, the Renewable Energy Association and the Carbon Trust, along with noted academics from the Universities of York, Newcastle, Nottingham, London, Edinburgh and Cranfield.

The trophy was presented to Chinook Sciences at the annual Rushlight Awards gala dinner on January 31 by Chris Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive of the CIWM (Chartered Institute of Waste Management) with the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Greg Barker in attendance.

About Chinook Sciences, LLC

Chinook Sciences, LLC, part of the Chinook Sciences group of companies, based in Cranford, New Jersey, was founded in 1998 and is the leading manufacturer and operator of advanced gasification technology. Its RODECS® gasification system, now in its ninth design generation, enjoys an unprecedented eleven-year track record of industrial commercial operation, with an unblemished environmental record. The RODECS® is capable of processing a wide range of organic-based waste streams including E-waste, MSW, and various industrial wastes. The system has been installed in 16 locations throughout the world, where it gasifies organic material without using incineration and fully recovers metals in its patented ACTIVE PYRO® process.

About the Rushlight Awards

Now in its 6th year, the RSA-accredited Rushlight Awards are a celebration and a promotion of new technology, innovation and best practice across the whole environment spectrum for organisations throughout UK and Ireland. Designed to highlight innovation and the holistic environmental benefit of technologies that are most likely to or are already creating a stir in the market, they are a means of disseminating the successes to support further development.  

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