Pittsburgh-based Climate Tech Company Receives Distinguished ‘Innovation Award’ At International Food & Beverage Expo

(Chicago, IL) Oct. 24 GreenSwans, a Pittsburgh-based climate technology company that commercializes breakthrough technologies to address the $6 trillion global climate economy, announced that its boiler and spray dryer efficiency technology received a major award at the top global expo connecting food and beverage industry leaders to technology innovations. GreenSwans’ TMCAqua technology received the Process Expo’s “2023 Innovation Award – Best New Technology for Sustainability”. Judged by a panel of three distinguished food science and manufacturing academics, the technology bested over 30 other eligible applications.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by food, beverage and manufacturing leaders as a top technology that will improve sustainability in one of the most energy intensive industries,” said GreenSwans founding CEO Chetan Chothani, who leads a team of experienced manufacturing and technology executives. “TMCAqua’s technology helps food industry companies transition their process operations to be greener and cleaner, derisk their businesses, and grow their bottom lines.”

Applications of the technology that seamlessly attaches to existing steam package boilers and spray dryers, include a significant portion of the food and beverage industry, which uses spray dryers to create powders. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global spray dryer market size is projected to reach nearly $9 billion by 2030, and at a CAGR of 6.1% through 2030.

TMCAqua™ recovers water and energy from hot, humid waste exhaust stacks. From industrial spray dryers used in various industries like consumer packaged goods to gas-fired boilers which include packaged boilers used in commercial and manufacturing facilities, the technology captures and returns hot water from exhaust gasses for reuse. The technology improves efficiency while reducing water usage by up to 12 percent. When applied to an average sized boiler, 1000 HP, used in a manufacturing plant, as much as 1.4 MM gallons of hot water can be recovered annually, while saving 16,000 MCF of gas and reducing 1000 Tons of carbon emissions.

The Process Expo, produced with the Food Processing Suppliers Association, a global trade association, showcases technologies used by the food and beverage processing industry, packaging professionals, equipment manufacturers, and leaders in the field. Three panelists from academia reviewed innovation award submissions.

In addition to TMCAqua™, GreenSwans is readying the rollout of two additional licensed products, including a technology that makes the world’s most widely used batteries – lithium-ion – fire-safe. Called Safe-Li, the breakthrough product that received a grant from Shell Energy’s GameChanger program. Safe-Li also enables fire-safe lithium metal batteries by replacing the flammable materials with non-flammable versions while maintaining performance – a revolutionary solution addressing the flammability problem at the battery design level. The Pittsburgh-based company with a global presence has been growing quietly since 2020. Now, two of GreenSwans patented industrial technologies are primed to bolster planetary health.

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