Chinook Sciences wins technology award
December 2nd, 2014
UK-based company is recognized for its RODECS system.
Chinook Sciences, based in Nottingham, United Kingdom, has won the Technology Award at the annual Energy Institute (EI) Awards in the category for most outstanding new technology.
The company, which provides systems for metal recycling and renewable energy generation, was recognized for its RODECS system, a patented advanced thermal treatment (ATT) technology that Chinook Sciences says maximizes the value from waste as a source of materials and energy while minimizing the impact of waste on the environment.
RODECS can process a wide range of residual waste left over from domestic, commercial and industrial waste streams. It is based on a highly optimized process that enables the full conversion of waste hydrocarbons into syngas that 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.
In receiving the award, 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 (UK) now coming on stream, and a significant number of other projects in the U.K. and internationally securing funding, we are preparing for strong growth which will generate further jobs in Nottingham and for our U.K. manufacturing partners,” Chalabi said.
The Oldbury facility has been developed in partnership with European Metal Recycling. The facility is able to process more than 160,000 metric tons of recycling residues per year and recover up to 10,000 metric tons of clean metal for recycling purposes. The plant also can generate a significant amount of electricity and has an installed generating facility of 40 megawatts.
The award ceremony was held Nov. 13 in London.