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Chinook Sciences Wins Prestigious Energy Institute Technology Award for RODECS®
November 25th, 2014 

Energy Institute Technology Award


Chinook Sciences, the leading renewable clean-tech group, has won the Technology Award at the prestigious annual Energy Institute (EI) Awards. The Award for the year’s most outstanding new technology was given to Chinook’s RODECS® - its patented and proven Advanced Thermal Treatment (ATT) technology that maximises the value from waste as a source of materials and energy, while minimising the impact of waste on the environment.

The EI is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry. The EI Awards are judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts and recognise excellence in the global energy industry. This year’s competition saw over 100 international entrants, across all categories of renewable energy and fossil fuels.  Chinook won the highly competitive Technology Award, having impressed the judges with the exceptional performance and the continuing commercial successes being achieved by the RODECS® technology.  

Dr Rifat Chalabi, Chairman and CEO of Chinook Sciences, said, ‘I am particularly proud that we have won the Energy Institute’s Award for the year’s best new technology development against such strong competition. This prestigious award further reinforces the position of our RODECS® technology as the clear leader in the global market for advanced thermal treatment. With our 40 megawatt facility at Oldbury now coming on stream, and a significant number of other projects in the UK and internationally securing funding, we are preparing for strong growth which will generate further jobs in Nottingham and for our UK manufacturing partners. ’

RODECS® is able to process a wide range of residual waste left over from domestic, commercial and industrial waste streams. It is based on a highly optimised process that enables the full conversion of waste hydrocarbons into syngas which can be used as a clean fuel. In addition, it significantly reduces process heat loss resulting in the highest thermal conversion efficiency among thermal treatment technologies, making it the world’s leading advanced Energy from Waste (EfW) system.

The EI awards panel was chaired by Lynda Armstrong OBE FEI, Chair of the British Safety Council and formerly of Royal Dutch Shell, with the Technology category headed up by Graham Meeks FEI, the Director of Policy of the UK Green Investment Bank.