Prize of €5,000 to be awarded in Stockholm on October 4 as three companies pitch innovations in heating technology.
For the third year running, the Kanthal® Award will be presented to recognize innovations that contribute to a more sustainable future, quality of life, energy efficiency and which advance the field of heating technology.
The prize of €5,000, to be donated to a relevant charity organization of the winner’s choosing, will be presented at an award ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden on October 4, 2017.
Says Nicklas Nilsson, President, Kanthal: “We are thrilled by the scope of this year’s shortlisted innovations. We believe they advance knowledge in our industry and will inspire others to take action.”
Selected by a panel of experts in the field of thermal solutions, the 2017 finalists are:
Sunfire GmbH, Germany
The jury’s motivation: Sunfire GmbH has developed a process converting regenerative power, CO2 and water into synthetic gas or a crude oil substitute (Blue Crude) which has the potential to satisfy the key need for CO2-neutral transportation fuels for the sustainable society of tomorrow. Sunfire is nominated for their process which utilizes waste heat with the help of efficient high temperature flow heaters to maximize the overall efficiency.
GB Eco Solutions Ltd, Brazil
The jury’s motivation: Removal of organic contamination from soil has become increasingly important in order to revitalize brown field sites for new use. GB Eco Solutions is nominated for an innovative process involving vapor injection and resistance heating to extract and collect volatile contaminants to facilitate new development.
C-Tech Innovation Ltd, UK
The jury’s motivation: Efficient processing of raw materials and recovery of critical minerals and metals from waste are prerequisites for the circular economy. C-Tech Innovation is nominated for their development of a rotary furnace which uses an innovative combination of radiant and microwave heating for highly effective mineral processing.