This year’s Award Ceremony took place at the historic Royal College of Surgeons in London. Antaco was crowned winner of the Rushlight Award 2016 in the “Organic Resource” category. Antaco was recognised for its innovative solution to organic waste which highlighted the benefits of hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC), as well as global market demand.

Organic waste is a resource and can be utilised, however, it has historically proved a difficult waste to handle and reuse due to it many forms and properties. Antaco’s HTC technology solves this issue and addresses principles of the circular economy by converting any biowaste into a high value product – biocoal. Given that HTC has been termed, ‘the key innovation of the century’, it is no surprise that our solution delivers the most efficient biomass conversion available on the market. It offers the highest energy yield as the highest amount of carbon from feedstock ends up in the fuel.


Dr. Dominik Peus, CEO of Antaco, receiving the Organic Resource Award at the 9th annual Rushlight Awards with Richard Miller, Deputy Director Innovation in Industry at Innovate UK.

Now in their 9th year, the Rushlight Awards are a celebration and a promotion of new technology, innovation and best practice across the whole environment spectrum for organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally. Designed to highlight innovation, initiatives and the holistic environmental benefit of technologies that are most likely to or are already creating a stir in the market, they are a means of disseminating the successes to support further development. Many companies have already seen the Rushlight Award as a springboard to accelerate their growth as well as the avenue towards international recognition and success.