ENTECH has recently initiated the collaboration of two U.S.-based companies along with the U.S. Department of Commerce to bring U.S. water treatment technology to China. Efforts started on Sept. 11, 2006 at the ENTECH Institute for Environmental Engineering office in Beijing, where the project will be headquartered.
Bio-Microbics, Inc. is one of the participating founders of ENTECH’s China project. The Shawnee, Kan.-based company is a leading manufacturer of onsite and decentralized wastewater and storm water treatment systems. ENTECH has also sought participation from CST Industries, Inc. out of Kansas City. CST manufactures pre-engineered sectional steel bolted tanks and shop welded silos, and has tanks in over 110 countries, including China.
At the September meeting in Beijing, Robert Rebori, president of Bio-Microbics, was presented an award from Joe Neuhoff, director of the Office of Energy and Environmental Industries with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
“The ENTECH office is helping to centralize the presence of U.S. environmental technologies in the world’s single largest emerging market—China. ENTECH will increase demand for products of U.S. manufacturers by introducing their technologies to environmental professionals in China,” Neuhoff said at the September meeting.
Dr. Tom Clevenger heads ENTECH and is largely responsible for the collaboration of Bio-Microbics and CST. ENTECH is currently gearing up their plans by attending industry trade shows and building a staff for their Beijing office.