Water development acknowledged at Edinburgh awards event

Group image of 2023 Lighthouse Award winners. From delegated right: Giovanni Annicchiar, Ecopetrol; Ralph Exton, Grundfos; Per Overgaard Pederson, Aarhus Vand ReWater; Molun Zhang, The Coca-Cola Business; and Devesh Sharma, Aquatech International.

Partnership was mentioned as the secret to success for the 7 winners of the 2023 Lighthouse Awards, which existed throughout BlueTech Online forum in Edinburgh, Scotland. The groups– “leaders and visionaries within the water sector”– were acknowledged at an event held at the National Museum of Scotland on 17th Might.

Projects for the oil & & gas, food & drink, pharmaceutical and water energy sectors were all effective. Technologies consisted of water reuse, water healing through absolutely no liquid discharge and digital stormwater management. A documentary charting water shortage and a collective accelerator program for innovation start-ups were likewise award winners.

The Brave Blue World Structure introduced the Lighthouse Awards in 2020 to acknowledge corporations and energies that are minimizing effect in water worried areas, consisting of those executing circular practices, and developing enthusiastic targets with concrete timelines.

Paul O’Callaghan, president of BlueTech Research study, which hosted the Online forum, and an agent of the Brave Blue World Structure stated, “Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Lighthouse Awards. They all show the level and new age of development taking place now in digital and technological change.

” The quality of the developments and storytelling showcased was extremely high and among the important things we are most pleased with is how clear and strong their worth proposals are. We understand they will all go on to alter the landscape of water management as they likewise fit carefully with the style of this year’s BlueTech Online forum– development with effect.”

Lighthouse Award winners

AB InBev 100+ Accelerator
This development program to sustain the development of start-ups was developed by AB InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, and Unilever in 2018, with the objective of linking worldwide corporations with ingenious business owners establishing break though improvements for water stewardship and sustainability.

Accepting the award, Molun Zhang, R&D senior supervisor– experimentation and external innovation acquisition at the Coca-Cola Business stated, “The program is a joint endeavor throughout lots of markets and lots of thought-leaders; it is a genuine accomplishment to win this award. We would not be here without the start-ups and innovators themselves and we constantly welcome others to join them.”

Columbia-based energy business Ecopetrol won a Lighthouse Award for the advancement of a pilot agri-energy wastewater reuse task. Dealing with wastewater from oil & & gas production to a high quality and returning it to the environment for usage in animals watering and forestry is assisting to enhance water security, stabilise seasonal irregularity for users, and is minimizing Ecopetrol’s water footprint to attain water neutrality by 2045.

Giovanni Annicchiar, head of production at Ecopetrol stated, “Now we have brand-new obstacles to be much more sustainable, not just in the oil market however as a society. That is why we require to deal with these obstacles with various perspectives, various procedures, and with an incorporated view.”

Grundfos Structure
The Grundfos Structure established a movie brief charting the real story of the water shortage has a hard time in Karachi, Pakistan. Into Dust, a cooperation in between Academy Award winning filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel and the Karachi-based NGO Orangi Pilot Job, informs the story of Perween Rahman a bold female who compromised whatever to supply Karachi’s poorest neighborhoods with tidy, safe water.

Innovation business Aquatech won for its remarkable cooperation with pharmaceutical business ACG to recuperate more than 95% of the water at its plant in India, utilizing Aquatech’s absolutely no liquid discharge innovation.

Food and drink corporation Pepsico won with an innovation that recuperates approximately 60% of the water utilized in its potato chip production line. By recording, condensing, dealing with, and recycling steam, the business is conserving 60 million litres of water annual.

Aarhus Vand
Dutch water energy Aarhus Vand won with its strategies to transform an existing wastewater treatment plant into a water resource healing center, recuperating biofuels, bio-charcoal, and soil conditioner from wastewater.

Walmart and Opti
A cooperation in between grocery store chain Walmart and stormwater management business Opti protected the last Lighthouse Award for its task utilizing real-time tracking and digital control systems to decrease toxins released from stormwater retention ponds, throughout 3 websites in the United States.


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