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13 July 2011

Maldon-based Environmental Biotech, the fats, oils and grease (FOG) waste management solutions provider of choice for a host of Blue Chip companies and municipals, has scooped the award for ‘Industry Excellence of the Year’ at the Manatee County Business Awards for its ground-breaking work in the US.

Beating hundreds of nominees and 27 finalists to emerge as winners, Environmental Biotech was recognised for its environmental contributions in building the first private grease processing plant in Manatee that turns FOG into water, returning it back into the County’s water supply.

Judges were particularly impressed by the level of innovation and development of a wide range of Environmental Biotech’s green technology projects but it was GreaseSafe® that caught the judges’ attention. Converting grease trap waste into clean water and fertiliser, the new biological disposal facility in Bradenton, Florida, represents a new phase for Environmental Biotech.

With the aim of reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, Environmental Biotech intends on introducing GreaseSafe® to cities with populations exceeding 250,000.

Aziz Tejpar, Managing Director of Environmental Biotech, comments:

“We are delighted to have won the Industry Excellence Award for our development of GreaseSafe®. We are immensely proud of how our technology is literally transforming the way FOG is disposed of not just within the County of Manatee but across the World.

“In fact, the technology is so powerful it is set to convert FOG into biofuel. This will compliment Environmental Biotech’s plans to transform waste into viable energy sources, including wind, the technology for which is under development.”

The GreaseSafe® process is unique to Environmental Biotech. The state-of-the-art technology harnesses the power of bioremediation, a natural process in which bacteria consume grease and oil from drain lines, grease traps, and interceptors. These bacteria are non-toxic, non-pathogenic, live, and vegetative. They literally turn grease and oil waste into harmless carbon dioxide and water.