Friday, January 8, 2016
Top Environmentally Innovative Companies of 2015
Organica Water (Positive – Water): In addition to providing significant reductions in energy consumption, sludge production, and overall footprint for wastewater treatment, Organica builds low-cost greenhouses around its treatment plants to reduce odor, allowing it to locate plants closer to wastewater sources and enabling cost-effective reuse within cities.
Norsk Titanium (Positive – Advanced Materials): Norsk’s plasma arc deposition allows it to 3D-print parts from titanium use far less materials and as a consequence are up to 70 percent cheaper than those made via conventional machining methods.
Fulcrum BioEnergy (Positive – Alternative Fuels): Biojet fuel and renewable diesel are going to be major plays in 2016 and Fulcrum is well positioned to make both fuels from municipal solid waste — it has strong partnerships along its entire value chain, and is the only Fischer-Tropsch biojet process developer with proven production at some scale.
ENS Europe (Wait and See – Intelligent Buildings, Sustainable Building Materials): More efficient electrostatic filters from ENS Europe can help clean indoor air, much like a HEPA filter does, but the technology has the potential to scale up to clean smog and address other city-wide air quality issues.
AgDNA (Positive – Agro Innovation): Finding successful business models for precision agriculture has been challenging, but AgDNA has been able to get traction licensing its technology — which integrates data from existing equipment into a decision-support system for growers — to OEMs like John Deere.
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Posted by Richard Matthews