San Leandro, California (EastBayDaily) — Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the only sustainable wastewater disinfection process that creates renewable energy, closed out an eventful second quarter of 2012. Salient developments included the successful attainment of a key customer milestone, expanded marketing and sales headcount, and sales partnership agreements to address growing interest in its proven process for enabling the recycling of wastewater.
Customer milestone Ventura Water, the City of Ventura’s Water Department, has completed an initial evaluation phase of a project to transition its wastewater treatment plant to PTG’s safe, non-toxic, sustainable technology to replace the current chlorine-based disinfection process in use at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the facility, where Ventura Water stated that PTG’s technology offered the potential to save the city millions of dollars in electricity and costs associated with consuming and storing hazardous chemicals. The PTG system is currently processing 15 million gallons of wastewater per month, with the potential to scale up to several hundred million gallons of wastewater per month.
Marketing, sales and engineering expansion During the second quarter, PTG appointed two key individuals to fulfill growing customer demand. Glenn d’Eon was appointed as national sales manager, while David Bell joined as senior engineer. PTG held numerous informational sessions for consulting engineering firms engaged in projects at wastewater treatment plants and at businesses in the food and beverage industries.
PTG signed its first sales partnership agreement to expand its commercial footprint in the western United States, naming Cortech Engineering as its manufacturer sales representative in Southern California and Nevada. Cortech offers PTG’s complete line of chemical-free and energy-efficient wastewater disinfection systems. PTG also signed its first international partnership for commercial representation in Asia.
“During the second quarter we built on the business momentum we achieved earlier in the year,” said Greg Ryan, CEO & co-founder of PTG. “We continue to grow on a variety of fronts and we are really energized by the launch of our first sales partnership. Based on our growing sales and partnership pipeline, we anticipate some additional large milestones as we head into the second half of 2012.”
Innovative wastewater treatment technology is toxin-free and generates clean energy PTG’s technology is the first and only to combine sustainable wastewater disinfection with renewable-energy generation. PTG’s patented technology can use the digester gas (often referred to as biogas, a natural by-product of wastewater treatment) as fuel to drive a turbine that generates renewable electricity that can offset the electricity consumed by a typical wastewater treatment plant. The hot exhaust air from the turbine (energy that is typically wasted) is then passed through a series of heat exchangers that increase the temperature of the wastewater to a level that disinfects the wastewater stream. PTG’s technology is significantly more cost-effective and more energy-efficient than other methods. And, unlike other wastewater disinfection approaches, PTG’s systems do not require toxic chemicals such as chlorine, or costly electrical power and expensive UV lamps.
About Pasteurization Technology Group Located in San Leandro, California, Pasteurization Technology Group is a venture-capital backed company that is revolutionizing the disinfection of wastewater. PTG’s systems utilize its patented “two-for-one” technology that combines sustainable wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG’s process is one of a handful of technologies that has passed the stringent standards of Title 22 in the state of California for the disinfection of water for reuse. By channeling the typically wasted exhaust heat from a turbine to disinfect wastewater, PTG’s process is the most energy-efficient and lowest-cost solution on the market. PTG won the 2011 BlueTech® Go-To-Market Strategy award and the Popular Science 2011 Best of What’s New award, and was featured on the 2012 Cleantech Forum Entrepreneur Showcase. For more information, see http://www.pastechgroup.com, and follow @pastechgroup on Twitter and Facebook facebook.com/PasteurizationTechnologyGroup.
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