11 Sep Aquaporin honoured by Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award
AQUAPORIN HONOURED BY FROST & SULLIVAN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD
Frost & Sullivan applauds Aquaporin for its unique biomimetic membranes – the Aquaporin Inside™ technology, by presenting it with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation.
Each year Frost & Sullivan presents the award to a company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing a technology, which significantly impacts both the functionality and customer value of new products and applications.
An important criterion for the selection of Aquaporin Inside™ is the fact that these membranes require 70% less energy than competing membrane filtration technologies to filter the same amount of water – and at considerably diminished pressures.
Analysts from Frost & Sullivan found that Aquaporin Inside™ membranes are superior to existing similar reverse and forward osmosis membranes. Research Analyst Abhisek Ghosh says, – It offers unrivalled performance as well as cost savings on operating and maintenance, making it the future filtration membrane of choice among industrial users”.
From a multitude of sources Aquaporin’s membranes are able to filter water by means of Nature’s own product, aquaporins, to produce the required quality of product water for a range of diverse applications. By its ability to restrict the passage of contaminants, the product holds big potential for numerous industrial applications and desalination – but also for e.g. water extraction from oil and gas, phosphate recovery etc.
“We are currently testing Aquaporin Inside™ with selected industry partners who will eventually become our first customers. Our product will hit the market by the end of 2013 and Frost & Sullivan’s analysis and conclusion is the best acknowledgment we can get to promote us in the water market“, says Peter Holme Jensen CEO of Aquaporin.
Read the full Frost & Sullivan press release here.
About Aquaporin A/S
Aquaporin is a Danish cleantech company dedicated to revolutionising water purification by means of industrial biotech techniques and thinking. The company has developed the unique and proprietary Aquaporin Inside™ membrane technology for purification of water, by use of nature’s own method. The target is to develop, produce and commercialise Aquaporin Inside™ membranes for industrial water treatment purposes and desalination of seawater. Aquaporin is a company in the M. Goldschmidt Holding group.
About Frost & Sullivan
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