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Perceptive Engineering, SME in Cheshire, wins National Cleantech Innovation Award

8 February 2017

A specialist software company in Cheshire has scooped the Rushlight award for their work in the UK water sector.
The Rushlight Awards have been running for 10 years and celebrate innovation in clean technology and energy efficiency. The guest of honour at the awards ceremony was John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor to UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Perceptive's entry focused on the work they have done with some of the biggest water companies in the UK, including United Utilities and Thames Water. The technology developed by Perceptive enables existing water treatment plants to operate more efficiently, which reduces the amount of energy needed while still protecting the environment.

Perceptive's lead engineer in water, Matthew McEwan, said: "We're delighted to win this award. The tools and techniques we've developed are helping our customers - the water companies - to help their customers, by lowering costs and minimising environmental impact. Our customers value what we're doing for them, but it's nice to be recognised by an award such as this".

Two of the judges commented:

"A step change in control, a low cost solution to create big energy savings in wastewater aeration, which if implemented across the whole of the water industry would create large reductions in power requirements and carbon footprint.”

“Gains in efficiency appear to be in addition to what is already possible and thus could be a significant element in improving overall process efficiency. It also appears to improve effluent quality, plant reliability and maintenance.”

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Perceptive Engineering Limited
Vanguard House
Keckwick Lane
Sci-Tech Daresbury
Tel:  +44 1925 607150
Fax:  +44 1925 607161
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