Out of 7 innovative water tech companies that were chosen to present their technologies at the Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech China this year, the Judges have selected two companies to win the 3rd annual China BlueTech Awards.
PowerTech Water, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, received the Most Innovative Technology award for their next-gen water purification technology based on INverted Capacitive deIONization (INCION®), offering a compelling solution to Chinese residential and industrial end-users.
Cameron Lippert, CEO of PowerTech Water commented, “I would like to thank the judges for recognizing our hard work and determination to succeed in the China market – which we view as an exciting opportunity for us going forward. Also, I would like to point out that the other Finalists also offer innovative solutions that look promising for the China market. Seeing innovative technologies like those supported by BlueTech Research gives me a lot of hope for the future of sustainable water treatment.”
AquaZoom™, a brand of CrossTek Membrane Technology based near Boston, USA, took this year’s China Market Readiness award. AquaZoom caught the judges’ attention with their robust RO membrane modules that have demonstrated highly effective solutions for leachate, brine concentrations, hydrocarbon processing, and other complex feed steams.
The CEO of CrossTek, Bruce Bishop stated, “This award really came as a surprise and I am so humbled to be a winner of the Market Readiness prize in the 2018 China BlueTech Awards. We would like to thank Mandarin Environment, BlueTech Research, and Aquatech China for creating this excellent platform for technology companies to demonstrate their readiness for China.”
Other Finalists of the 2018 China BlueTech Awards included Tusaar (heavy metals removal), WIN-911 (plant alarm software), Hydro-Spin (in-pipe hydroelectric power), BDP Envirotech (biological wastewater treatment), and Meta Materia (augmented biological treatment).
Judges scored entrants based on the China market readiness factors, including the innovative nature of the technology, leadership team, IP profile, and competitive landscape.
The 2018 China BlueTech Awards Finalists were invited to participate in the Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech China – China’s largest water-technology expo. The Innovation Pavilion has become one of the top destinations at Aquatech China for Chinese environmental industry practitioners seeking progressive next-gen hardware and software solutions to China’s water/wastewater challenges.
Co-organizer Jeff Guild of BlueTech Research reflected on the 2018 awards, “I was impressed with all the Finalists in this year’s competition, and wish them success in their different market segments. I would like to especially congratulate PowerTech Water and Aquazoom on their awards.”
Co-organizer John Robinson of Mandarin Environment pointed out that “This year’s competition was strong with all Finalists showing solid China market potential, which was reflected by each company’s booth appearing to be busy all three days of Aquatech China.”
Technology companies may apply for the 2019 China BlueTech Awards between December 1st, 2018 and January 31, 2019, with Finalists notified on February 15, 2019.