Paques nominated in Global Water Awards
Balk, March 2nd 2011 - Paques, worldwide market leader in anaerobic wastewater and gas treatment that either produce energy from wastewater while purifying the water and facilitating reuse, has been nominated as ‘Water Technology Company of the Year’ in the Global Water Awards 2011 of Global Water Intelligence (GWI), high-value business information leader for the water industry.
Paques is responsible for 6.6 million tonnes of CO2 reduction per year. The biogas produced by its 830 anaerobic installations worldwide is equivalent to the annual natural gas consumption of 1.7 million households.
GWI cited the following three reasons for Paques’ nomination in the ‘Water Technology Company of the Year’ category:
*Paques has developed an unparalleled portfolio of technologies that derives value from waste. In addition to pioneering anaerobic wastewater treatment for biogas recovery, the company has developed technologies for nitrogen and phosphate removal (for recycling as struvite fertilizer), sulphide and sulphate removal (and recovery as elemental sulphur), and heavy metals recovery. 2010 saw the commercial launch of anaerobic flotation reactor technology which optimizes biogas generation from effluents with high fat and suspended solid content.
* Paques’ leading position in the value-from-waste market is the result of five decades of innovation. Many of its technologies have taken more than a decade to perfect. No other company in the water sector today has shown such long-term commitment to excellence in water technology.
* In 2010, Paques celebrated its 50th anniversary. With a presence in 60 industrialized countries and 200 staff in China alone, Paques shows the world how economic growth can be compatible with environmental commitment.
Rob Heim, Managing Director of Paques bv: “We are delighted to be nominated in this prestigious industry award. We hope that our activities and achievements form an inspiring story for the industry and we are encouraged by the positive response it is generating.”
The awards will be presented by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, at a special ceremony to be held in Berlin, Germany, on 18 April 2011 in conjunction with the Global Water Summit 2011: Focusing on Performance.