Two US companies win the 2016 China BlueTech Awards

Two US companies win the 2016 China BlueTech Awards

June 16, 2016|  Shanghai , China

Los Angeles based industrial wastewater specialist, OriginClear, and Milwaukee-based stormwater company, PaveDrain have won the first ever China BlueTech Awards. The outstanding innovation of the two US companies along with the China market readiness of their technologies, impressed the judges of this prestigious new event co-organised by Mandarin Environment and BlueTech Research.

OriginClear and PaveDrain competed against a field of 30 water and wastewater technology companies from Europe, Israel, and North America, all focused on demonstrating their technology’s readiness for China market. Entrants included a wide spectrum of small and large capitalization companies with solutions across key industry submarkets, including industrial, municipal, biosolids, and stormwater. 

Of the 30 entrants, six companies were shortlisted by judges and organizers and invited to have a presence in the BlueTech Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech China, China’s largest and most important water industry expo. 

The judges were impressed by OriginClear’s advanced water cleanup technology, Electro-Water Separation™ (EWS), which is based on electrochemistry and will tackle China’s most recalcitrant type of pollutants. Scalable, with a low operational cost, it will be incorporated as a modular add-on to existing water treatment sites in China or built as a standalone process flow.  

Jean-Louis Kindler, President of OriginClear remarked, “Winning this award is a strong endorsement and recognition of the attractiveness of our solution for the industrial wastewater treatment market in China. I want to thank everyone involved, especially the very impressive group of competitors whom all deserve equal recognition for their solutions for China’s water and wastewater challenges.”    

PaveDrain’s solution for stormwater also captured the attention of the judges. The PaveDrain® system was created under the premise of allowing stormwater runoff from streets, roads, roofs and parking lots to quickly infiltrate into the ground. This places less stress on the sewer systems, can help reduce localized flooding and helps water infiltrate back into the groundwater table. Following over three years of research and development in North America, PaveDrain is now strategically aligning with China’s Sponge City initiative to bring its infiltration system to China.

PaveDrain CEO Doug Buch commented on the recognition, “We had been looking for a way to demonstrate our solution to prospective Chinese partners, and the China BlueTech Awards represented exactly the right channel to accomplish this. We would like to thank the organizers, judges and sponsors for their time, and dedication to accelerating the path to market in China for international water technologies.”

While both OriginClear and PaveDrain have recently inked agreements with strategic partners in China, both companies are still relatively new to the China. The 2016 China BlueTech Awards competition has provided a compelling and high profile platform for demonstrating their entry into the Chinese market. 

The other finalists in the 2016 China BlueTech Awards were: 

AppliTek: On-line analyzers, testing equipment, and monitoring solutions for water quality monitoring.

BDP EnviroTech: Highly efficient biological wastewater treatment utilizing Biological Double-efficiency Process (BDP).

Dais Analytic: Membrane distillation process for water purification.

Hydro International: Stormwater and wastewater solutions leveraging innovative vortex technologies. 

Building on the success of the awards, Mandarin Environment and BlueTech Research are already turning their attention to the 2017 competition, which will continue to offer international water and wastewater technology companies a platform for demonstrating readiness for the China market. Technology submissions for 2017 China BlueTech Awards will be accepted between November 1, 2016 and January 30, 2017. The Awards Reception will again take place at Aquatech China.

For more information about the China BlueTech Awards, please contact Mandarin Environment’s Ziyu Zhu at






获得最佳创新奖的OriginClear公司利用独特的的电絮凝技术,可有效去除废水中COD,氨氮和有机废物,可根据需求任意添加在现有的污水处理设备中,以低成本低能耗,大幅提高处理效率和效果。对于此次获奖,OriginClear的CEO Jean-Louis Kindler先生表示:能荣幸获此殊荣,是对OriginClear技术的认可,我们非常感谢所有参与此次评奖的其他公司,你们的优秀技术也理应获得更多的关注。

来自美国的搜集,排放,预处理雨水的渗水砖品牌,PaveDrain经过三年的研究与调试,目前的成品可有效的提高城市吸水效率,达到海绵城市要求标准,因此获得了评委的一致认可。 PaveDrain的CEO, Doug Buch先生表示:我们一直致力于将我们产品的特性介绍给中国市场,而蓝科奖则正是我们需要的方法和途径。衷心的感谢主办方,评委以及赞助商的支持与鼓励,同时我们希望PaveDrain能给海绵城市带来适合的解决方案。



AppliTek: 实时水质/污泥监测,可快速检测出水中各污染物含量;

BDP EnviroTech: 利用生化双效技术,高效处理废水;

Dais Analytic: 创新型纳米膜,可应用于空调过滤,工业废水脱盐去污等领域;

Hydro International: 利用涡旋技术的雨洪管理和污水处理技术。

随着2016年中国国际蓝科将的完美落幕,合作主办方,名都环保以及Blue Tech Research已经开始着手准备2017年中国国际蓝科将,致力于让更多的欧美清洁技术公司向中国市场展示自己的优势。报名参评的时间为:2016年11月1日 – 2017年1月30日。获奖结果将仍在Aquatech水展公办。