Karlsruhe, 07/13/2017. INERATEC’s innovative chemical reactor technology has successfully participated at the environmental engineering prize in the category technologies for emission reduction, conditioning and removal: The company achieved the 3rd place.
Since 2009, every two years the ministry for environment, climate and energy economy of Baden-Wuerttemberg awards the environmental engineering prize for outstanding and innovative environmental engineering products. The prize money amounts to a total of 100.000 Euro which are split up in four categories and a special prize: “Energy efficiency”, “Material efficiency”, “Emission reduction, preparation & separation” as well as “Instrumentation and control engineering, Industry 4.0”. Awarded are products that contribute to resource efficiency, protect the environment and are close to market launch or have not been in the market for more than two years. Eligible companies must either have their corporation seat or registered office in Baden-Wuerttemberg. On July 13th, 2017 in the Schwabenlandhalle in Fellbach the environment minister Franz Untersteller held this year’s ceremony.
“This special honor is an award for our work and engagement. It pushes us to continue in the development of not only innovative products but also products whose aim is to protect the environment.” says Philipp Engelkamp, Managing Director of INERATEC GmbH.
“Companies that are situated in our highly technological location Baden-Wuerttemberg are challenged to deal with scarce resources while trying to design and build environmentally friendly competitive products. Through the environmental engineering prize of Baden-Wuerttemberg we acknowledge innovative solutions, showing us that economical action and sustainability are no contradiction”, explained the Minister of Environment Franz Untersteller, who together with the jury chose the prizewinner and the nominated companies from the applicants. The jury consisted of Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth (Vice president for Innovation and International Affairs at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT)), Jürgen Junker (Managing partner at Junker Filter GmbH and 1. chairman of UKOM Umweltkompetenzzentrum Rhein-Neckar e. V.), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Bauer (Head of Fraunhofer-Institute for labor economy und organisation (IAO) and technology commissioner of Baden-Wuerttemberg), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl (Head of the Institute for Industrial manufacturing and factory operations (IFF) at the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer-Institute for production engineering and automatisation (IPA)), Dr.-Ing. Hannes Spieth (Managing Director of the Landesagentur Umwelttechnik BW GmbH (UTBW)).