News - 28 November 2014

Chinook Sciences Crowned Green Apple Champions

Chinook Sciences, the leading clean-tech renewable technology company, announced today that it was crowned the UK’s Green Champion for 2014 at the prestigious Green Apple Awards in the Fuel, Power and Energy category.  Chinook won the award for the RODECS®, its patented and proven Advanced Thermal Treatment process for metal recycling and renewable energy generation. The company achieved the highest score in its category, holding off a strong challenge from more than 400 other companies. Harry Perry, Chinook’s Technical Director was presented with the award at a ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament in London.

Judges were impressed with how the RODECS® is used to process and ultimately, reduce the 27m tonnes of residual waste left over from the UK’s domestic, commercial and industrial waste streams. RODECS® will enable much of this waste to be treated in Chinook’s plants using the best available and proven environmental technology to recover all the valuable metal and aggregates, and generate energy from the remaining fraction. In doing so, it will significantly boost the amount of residual waste that is diverted from landfill sites.  

Dr Rifat Chalabi, Chairman and CEO of Chinook Sciences, said, ‘RODECS® really is cutting-edge technology and we are delighted that it has been recognised on the world stage by The Green Organisation. It is a special honour for our technology to have been picked out as a leader in such a distinguished field.’

RODECS® is based on a highly optimised process that enables the full conversion of waste hydrocarbons into syngas which can be used as a clean fuel. In addition, it significantly reduces process heat loss resulting in the highest thermal conversion efficiency among thermal treatment technologies, making it the world’s leading advanced thermal Energy from Waste (EfW) system.

The Green Organisation is an independent, non-political, non-activist, not-for-profit environmental group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice globally.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become well established as one of the major environmental recognition schemes, both in the UK and internationally.

Latest News & Events

19 September 2023

Spotlight on our D2N2 Enterprise Advisers: meet Anna Smith, Enterprise Adviser, Da Vinci Academy, Derby

Read Article

14 September 2023

Spotlight on our D2N2 Enterprise Advisers: meet Amanda Stevenson-Bate, Enterprise Adviser, Derby Moor Spencer Academy, Derby

Read Article

07 September 2023

D2N2 Cornerstone Employers discuss the Social Value Act and the importance of supporting local schools in new film

Read Article

06 September 2023

Former ‘Megawatt Valley’ to metamorphose into hydrogen heartland with the launch of East Midlands Hydrogen – the UK’s largest inland hydrogen cluster

Read Article

05 September 2023

Derby Museums publishes report revealing the impressive social impact of the Museum of Making capital project

Read Article

31 August 2023

D2N2 is seeking delivery partners for Wave 5 of Skills Bootcamps in Digital and Green Skills

Read Article

22 August 2023

D2N2 Skills Bootcamps provider Althaus Digital rated Outstanding by Ofsted

Read Article

11 August 2023

D2N2 search for service provider to establish an Early Stage Angel Investment Fund

Read Article

11 August 2023

D2N2 LEP CEO Will Morlidge broadcasts live on BBC Radio Derby

Read Article

10 August 2023

Make your business smarter with Made Smarter East Midlands

Read Article

Get in touch.

Subscribe to get our latest updates.

Sign up

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way


Our Partners