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Chinook Sciences Wins Environment and Energy Award at Sustainability Live for Innovation in Energy from Waste
April 17th, 2014

Chinook Sciences has been honored in 20th Annual Environment and Energy Awards 2014 as the most innovative company in the Energy from Waste Category for its patented End Stage Recycling® Technology with Renewable Energy generation.

The Awards are widely regarded as one of the highest accolades in the corporate sector for recognising excellence and innovation in sustainable business practices. The judging is carried out by a number of industry experts, who carefully select the shortlisted companies and category winners based upon detailed submissions.

The Judges were impressed with the innovative attitude of the company and with the testimonials provided showing both customers and suppliers satisfaction. Chinook demonstrated technical innovation with its unique technology which enables maximum recycling of valuables in waste with the highest recovery of energy while maintaining the best environmental record. Chinook was the clear winner from the following strong shortlist:

Innovation Award for Energy from Waste Finalists

Alter NRG Corp.

British Gas
Chinook Sciences Ltd


Chinook Sciences’ John Turner being presented with the Environment and Energy Award by Rachael Lyon from the Sustainability Live Event, with compere Paul Tonkinson (above) and celebrating with Chinook’s David Bacon (below).


David Copeland, Marketing Director for Sustainability Live, says: “The awards celebrate global advancements in green technologies, excellence in energy management and outstanding company performances and every year the number and standard of entries rises. For us, it’s an indication of how sustainability has become widely engrained in business cultures.”

Previous winners range from large multinationals to highly successful businesses and the public sector, with names such as Veolia, EDF Energy, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, the Environment Agency, Memset, Co-­‐operative Energy, and Marks & Spencer.

Harry Perry, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Chinook said “We are delighted to win the Environment and Energy Award for innovation in the Energy from Waste category recognising our Oldbury and other developments as the most Innovative and exciting new developments in the industry.”

The Oldbury plant, in the West Midlands, has been designed and delivered by Chinook. It is in the final stages of construction and will be the world’s largest industrial waste gasification plant. Designed to process 180,000 tonnes per year of recycling residues, with an installed generating capacity of 42 MW of electricity, it will also recover 10,000 tonnes per year of valuable clean metal that would otherwise have been lost to landfill.

Chinook’s technology is now in its ninth design generation and has an unrivalled fourteen year track record of industrial commercial operation globally with an unblemished environmental record. The patented technology uniquely combines advanced recycling and renewable energy generation for any type of organic-­‐based residue or feedstock into one system. It is tailored both for community scale applications and for large commercial plants.

Dr Rifat Chalabi, Chinook’s Chairman and Chief Executive commented:

“It’s exceptionally gratifying for all of us at Chinook to receive further recognition for our ground-­‐breaking innovations which are now being applied in plants globally to maximise use of the world’s scarce resources. We’ve worked hard to develop End Stage Recycling® to be the best performing, most cost-­‐effective, cleanest and safest technology for recovering metal and generating energy from waste. With this award and a string of new projects we have a great platform for continued growth and success.