POSTED AT 05:33 PM 04-01-2019
Eco Engineers Co. wins Gold at Green World Awards
Eco Engineers Co. Chairman/ Managing Director Engineer Athula Jayamanne receiving the Green World Award as Global Gold Winner
One of the foreign projects completed by Eco Engineers Co. - the waste water treatment system for Sofi Agro Industries, a desiccated coconut mill in Indonesia
Pioneer and leading waste water management company – Eco Engineers & Company based in Sri Lanka was recently awarded Global Gold Winner status at Green World Awards organised by Green World Organization based in the United Kingdom – the organiser of biggest environmental awards campaign on the Earth.
Speaking on the company’s achievement Eco Engineers & Company founder Sri Lankan Environmental Engineer and Scientist turned Engineer Athula Jayamanne said, “The award was received in recognition of applying the system we researched and developed for carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation in industries upon evaluation of the efficiency.”
The award recognised Eco Engineers & Company founded Bio UAFF Waste Water Treatment System to Control CO2 Emissions; and the technology is used to treat commercial and industrial wastewater at a lower cost. Eco Engineer’s & Company, the developer of the UAFF (Up-flow Anaerobic Floating Filter) reactor technology founded the initial technology after eight years of continues research and development – and had secured a patent in Sri Lanka. The system operates without any electricity and sludge with low maintenance cost and zero emissions. The system generates bio gas that can be utilised partially for fuel requirement of the industry. Jayamanne said that the technology founded by him is an affordable waste water management option for industries that is a solution to treat even highly acidic wastewater. Company had completed over 170 projects across the country using the system in the last five years, along with eight projects for the desiccated coconut mills industry in India, one for a virgin coconut mill in the Philippines and another for a desiccated coconut mill in the Indonesia.
“Our company competed against more than 500 other nominations to get the Global Gold Winner at the Green World Award 2018 in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities,” Jayamanne added. Award was presented with a trophy and a certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony held in Ankara, Turkey the chosen host country for this years’ event by the Green World Organization of the United Kingdom. Jayamanne also said that they won another award at Green Apple Environment Awards in 2015 apart from this year’s Global Gold award at Green World Awards.
“Our work is a biologically sustainable treatment process,” Jayamanne said adding over the years since the establishment of Eco Engineers & Co. in 2004 company’s contribution in the waste management sector has been social and environmentally friendly and economically beneficial to local and international community. The entire Eco Engineer’s & Co team is committed to operating at the very highest levels of health and safety. The system is free from noise and odour.
“Our aim is to develop this technique and increase its bio energy production further,” Jayamanne noted adding that the company’s broader goal is to work towards improving the technology and further help the industries to contribute towards environmental and social responsibility. Jayamanne’s and his company’s research and development efforts had been further recognised by several local and international awards in past decade, including Presidential Awards for the inventions in the field of Environment in 2009, Commercially Successful Sri Lankan Inventors Awards in 2012, National Award for Green Jobs in 2009 and 2010, an award for ‘Advanced Technology for Biogas in Sri Lanka’ at the international conference on ‘Knowledge Management in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2009, and an award from Chairman of Pollution Control Board of Bangalore, India for a ‘Advanced Wastewater Technology’ in 2014.
Launched in 1994 by the Green Organization, the award has become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world. Now extended to Green Worlds Awards – the biggest environmental awards campaign on Earth, the award receives entries from Governments, Ministries and Regional Authorities as well as Companies, organisations and communities across the private and public sectors.
As the organisation’s journey continues, every carbon footprint caused by winners and their guests is offset by the planting of trees in co-operation with Green Earth Appeal and the United Nations. The Green Organization, is an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.