Nottingham-based Chinook Sciences, a leading renewable clean-tech group, has won a prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation Award. The IET award for the year’s most outstanding innovation in Power and Energy recognises Chinook’s achievement in successfully developing and deploying the latest generation of its proprietary technology at a bio-energy plant in Oldbury, West Midlands.
The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the year’s best innovations in science, engineering and technology. Over 300 entries were received from 28 countries across the world. The judging panel commented:
“Chinook technology has made a significant advancement in the area of metal recovery and energy production. This has had an exceptional impact on the environment, renewable energy and society in both a commercial and sustainable way. Chinook technology recovers more energy than any existing technologies.”
Harry Perry, director of Chinook Sciences, said: “We are very proud of winning this internationally recognised award for innovation. Our continuing success is based on our highly-skilled team developing and commercialising innovations to ensure that our technology maintains its position as the clear world-wide leader in the advanced thermal treatment market. As the judges recognised, in addition to recovering more energy from waste than any existing technology, we also recover all the valuable metal which would otherwise go to landfill, supporting the circular economy to close resource loops.”
The IET is one of the world’s largest organisations for engineers and technicians with nearly 160,000 members in 127 countries around the world.