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Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) has won the 2012 Katerva Materials & Resources Award for its patented wastewater disinfection technology that generates renewable energy. The internationally recognized Katerva Award is known as the "Nobel Prize of Sustainability." PTG was selected the overall winner in the Materials and Resources category of the Katerva Awards, beating out eight other phenomenal ideas and technologies from countries that included Brazil, India, the Philippines, Sweden and the United States.
"We are deeply honored to have won the Katerva Materials & Resources Award for our sustainable wastewater disinfection technology," said Greg Ryan , CEO and co-founder of PTG. "This award confirms why many businesses and municipalities are attracted to our chemical-free approach to wastewater disinfection that also generates renewable energy. Our technology is generating both environmental and economic benefits to our customers in municipal wastewater treatment plants, and has immediate applications in the agriculture, food and beverage industries."
The Katerva Awards shine a global spotlight on promising sustainability ideas and serve as a means to gather together sustainability innovators. The awards are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, the best ideas on the planet are identified, refined and accelerated toward impact at a global level. Katerva Award nominees undergo a rigorous evaluation process. The practical, strategic, scientific, social and commercial aspects of each project are thoroughly analyzed through a meticulous 10-month review process. More than 800 individuals participated in the nominee identification and adjudication process, including six filtering phases and twelve stages of focused review.