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Algal company shortlisted for people’s choice award for clean and cool mission

We are delighted to hear that one of our Algal Bioenergy SIG members, Industrial Phycology, is one of five companies shortlisted for a people’s choice award for the UKTI backed Clean and Cool Mission.

Their description on the Clean and Cool Mission website says:

"Industrial Phycology (I-PHYC) is an award winning company that has developed a solution to a global challenge. Every year, vast volumes of waste waters are discharged into the environment. Despite the vast amounts of energy used for treatment, these effluents contain materials that cause environmental degradation. Additionally many of these materials are important resources of finite global supply.

"I-PHYC’s process allows algae to be used properly at industrial scales as an effluent treatment and material recovery process. It produces cleaner effluents for discharge and algal biomass (including recovered materials),which can be used for sustainable processes, turning waste into resource."

If you would like to see a UK algae company win a free place on Clean and Cool Mission 2015 you can give them your vote at You you do not need to register, simply click on the thumbs up button next to your chosen company. Other shortlisted entries are Upside Energy, Perpetual V2G Systems, Kiwi Power and Azotic Technologies Ltd.

The Clean and Cool Mission 2015 will take up to twenty of the best UK cleantech companies with high growth potential to San Francisco between 17th and 24th January with the option of a return visit to the Cleantech Group Global Forum in March 2015.

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