Sanford, Florida -- MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc. today announced that it has been chosen by The Artemis Project as a Top 50 Water Companies Competition winner in an international competition that identifies and honors game-changing technologies in the water industry. MaxWest has the first, commercial-scale facility operating in Sanford, Florida that offers a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to incineration, landfill or land application of biosolids (sewage sludge) and represents a game-changing technology for the wastewater sector. MaxWest’s proprietary renewable power technology captures the energy contained in biosolids and recycles it for use on-site, while reducing the inlet volume by over 90 percent. Their technology provides a sustainable solution by recycling water and energy, rather than disposing those critical resources.
“The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry’s benchmark for recognizing innovation that will matter. It identifies the entrepreneurs that are applying technology to meet the world’s water challenges,” noted Laura Shenkar, principal at The Artemis Project. “Water tech is quickly becoming an engine for economic development and job growth. With these awards, we strive to identify the companies offering the most promising technologies coming onto the market.”
“We’re honored to accept this award on behalf of our entire team including our municipal customers, engineering firms and investors, since it takes trust from these kind of partnerships to deploy a new technology that will make MaxWest successful in the US and international markets,” said Ross M. Patten, MaxWest CEO. ”Currently, we are working in many areas of the globe to develop projects that reclaim energy from biosolids with our goal to be the most reliable company in the biosolids to energy space. He continued, “the novel MaxWest Gasification System can decrease operating costs and minimize or eliminate traditional greenhouse gas emissions sources, while converting biosolids into a sustainable, thermal energy to displace fossil fuels.
Lux Research recently completed a report looking at innovative technologies, and found that wastewater treatment residuals has long been narrowly viewed as an expensive nuisance, fit only for treatment and disposal like any solid waste materials. Utilities like wastewater treatment plants, however, have increasingly begun to explore technologies designed to help extract energy and other valuable products from wastewater sludge. As these technologies mature, the market opportunity for resource recovery will grow from US$25 billion today to US$45 billion in 2020, according to a recently released Lux Research report titled “Technologies Turn Waste into Profit.
About The Artemis Project:
The Artemis Project is a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity. We operate at the intersection of corporate strategy, advanced technology, investment and policy. We work with global corporations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through operational excellence in water management and assist advanced water technology companies in maximizing the value they bring to their customers.