Belgian GreenWatt Rewarded by the French Ministry of Ecology


GreenWatt, the pioneer of multistage biomethanisation, was today given the prestigious “Companies & Environment” prize at Pollutech by the French Ministry of Ecology and the ADEME*. This trade fair, which enjoys international reputation and is held in Lyons from 27 to 30 November 2012, accommodates the top of the eco-industrial sector and constitutes a unique crossroads of research and innovation in terms of sustainable development.

Brussels, 27 November 2012 - A little more than a year after the unveiling of its first biomethanisation power station in France on behalf of the fruit producer Boyer in Moissac (Tarn & Garonne), the Belgian green energy specialist, GreenWatt, has been rewarded by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE) as well as by the ADEME (Environment and Energy Control Agency) for its technological model that is in equal measure profitable, innovative and sustainable. In partnership with its customer which, the first on the territory, has invested in this new form of process that transforms biodegradable organic matter into electrical and thermal energy and into organic fertilizer, the Louvain-la-Neuve company was indeed this morning awarded the “Companies & Environment” prize - which furthermore is celebrating its silver anniversary – in the “Economic and Clean Technologies” category at the famous Pollutech trade fair.

“We are particularly proud and happy to be rewarded in this way for a project that came to fruition in October 2011”, declared Philippe Mengal, GreenWatt CEO. “This shows the viability, dynamism and universality of our business model on the one hand, and on the other, an awakening of the industry and the current authority to the strategic value of organic waste, as well as to the beneficial role of biomethanisation in terms of economic and sustainable development.”

Exhibitor at Pollutech on AWEX Stand 148 (Walloon Agency for Export and Foreign Investment), GreenWatt moreover has just had huge success at Interpom Primeurs, the largest European trade fair dedicated to the potato, fruit and vegetables sector, which closes today in the Kortrijk Xpo.

* French Environment and Energy Control Agency

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