Athlone-based OxyMem wins energy award

Athlone-based company OxyMem won the Energy Efficient Technology of the Year Award at the UK Energy Awards 2014 held earlier this week in London.

OxyMem, the only Irish company among the award winners, was chosen on the basis of its innovation, widespread applicability, and its overall positive impact for energy demand and the environment.

This achievement sees OxyMem characterised as a leading technology in the field of energy demand reduction with high market potential in the UK.

OxyMem, which is based in Blyry, Athlone, was co-founded in 2013 by Professor Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron as spin-out from UCD’s School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, and is commercialising a breakthrough UCD technology, the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR ), to address the global need for a more energy efficient aeration solution for wastewater treatment.

The UK Energy Awards acknowledge achievement in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, energy supply, as well as products and services.

Managing director of OxyMem, Wayne Byrne, said, “We are delighted to have received recognition for our energy neutral solution and are thrilled to be recognised by our peers in the UK. This award suggests that we are truly recognised as an innovative solution for the reduction of energy demand both at home and abroad.

“OxyMem has had an incredible year of recognition in 2014, having now accumulated a total of eight awards between Ireland, the UK, and Europe, for our breakthrough technology for wastewater treatment.”

OxyMem will travel to New York next week as the only Irish finalist in the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards. The company has been shortlisted in the Leading Technology Award in the Sustainable Innovation category.

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