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APATEQ wins Green Technology Award for multi-purpose water treatment system “WaterPaq”

• Clean-tech innovator APATEQ has been awarded with the Green Technology Award at the Luxembourg Green Innovation Summit 2017.
APATEQ was honoured for its containerized water treatment system “WaterPaq”, using innovative technologies that enable to treat different streams of water with one single installation to an effluent of fresh (drinking) water quality.

APATEQ engineers and manufactures high-efficiency water and wastewater treatment systems based on unique and innovative process technologies. The company is winner of this year’s Green Technology Award, honoured by Farvest at the Green Innovation Summit. The clean-tech company has been awarded for its second generation of WaterPaq, a compact multi-purpose water treatment system that treats water and wastewater from different origins with one single installation, producing an effluent of fresh (drinking) water quality. This multi-functionality is possible due to dedicated software developed in house and a mix of different technologies that APATEQ master.

“Our engineers managed to combine very efficiently the process installation with sophisticated software so that the plant is self-adjusting its operation parameters according to the inlet water”, states APATEQ CAO Mireille Wellenreiter, who received the award during the festive ceremony of the Green Innovation Summit. “Being honoured by the national conference for clean technology for the third time in a row makes us particularly proud. Thus, APATEQ builds a solid rock of the Luxembourg clean-tech community.”

The new generation of WaterPaq is perfectly suited for an operation at any places where water is scarce, including remote locations such as islands, villages or resorts. It can support these communities to become independent in terms of water supply and to avoid any risks of water shortages. As the WaterPaq presents a unique solution to treat water of different origins to an individually required effluent quality, only a limited investment for the community is required. Besides, environmental pollution and disturbances caused from (fresh and waste-) water transporting are avoided. The fully automated WaterPaq can be quickly commissioned and operated remotely. The system is easy to handle for communal employees who do not necessarily have extensive experience and training in the field of water treatment.

The Green Innovation Summit identifies and honours leading developments in the clean-tech sector and brings together the domestic clean-tech community. This year’s event took place at the artisan confectionery Namur in Luxembourg on 19 October 2017.

Photo: Multi-purpose water treatment system WaterPaq (originator: APATEQ)

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, the Red Herring Global 100 Award and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
For more information, visit www.apateq.com

For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

About Farvest
Farvest is a Luxembourg-based company active as marketer, publisher and event creator, building, informing and entertaining targeted audiences in the fields of Technology, Human Capital, Space, Mobility, Health, Communication, Industry, Retail, Education and Finance. Founded in 2000 and equipped with a multi-specialist team and a large specific database, Farvest is a leader in B2B-Marketing in Luxembourg.

For more information, visit www.farvest.com

SIGRE inaugurates extension of leachate treatment plant

• Luxembourg waste management regional authority SIGRE inaugurates its leachate treatment plant that has been extended and modernized by clean-tech venture APATEQ in partnership with Chaux de Contern.
• The plant treats leachate arising from the central landfill in Buchholz-Muertendall, ensuring an effluent compliant with the ever-increasing environmental regulations for direct discharge.
• Minister of Environment Mrs. Carole Dieschbourg, and SIGRE President Mr. Jos Johanns will deliver speeches during the event that takes place on 30 June 2017, starting with 3 pm at the landfill facility.

Luxembourg waste management regional authority SIGRE inaugurates its extended and modernized system for leachate treatment at a festive event, taking place on 30 June 2017 starting with 3 pm at the premises of the central landfill in Buchholz-Muertendall. The landfill’s leachate treatment plant has been initially commissioned in 2005. Due to increasing through-flow capacities and rising environmental regulations concerning the treatment of leachate for direct discharge, SIGRE decided to extend and modernize the existing facility. The contract has been awarded to clean-tech company APATEQ in partnership with Chaux de Contern. The existing ultrafiltration unit has been renewed and enlarged and the entire plant has been extended by an activated carbon adsorption. Besides, necessary conservation and maintenance works have been conduced by APATEQ. The effluent from this leachate treatment plant will be discharged to the municipal wastewater treatment plant in Grevenmacher, being currently built.

“Waste management implies a large environmental responsibility that we take very seriously. With a 24/7 operation, we depend on reliable systems at the highest level of quality and performance”, said SIGRE Director Steff Schaeler. “With APATEQ and Chaux de Contern, our syndicate found strong, local partners that helped us to keep this high level when extending and modernizing our leachate treatment plant.”

The landfill Buchholz-Muertendall is Luxembourg’s only remaining outdoor landfill and one of the very few in Europe that have been completely relocated. The relocation took place starting with 1995 by sealing and securing the landfill in order to protect surrounding soil, ground and surface water according to latest environmental standard the at that time. SIGRE is one of three waste management syndicates in Luxembourg with more than 67000 inhabitants from 23 communities connected.

For the inauguration of the extension of the leachate treatment plant, Luxembourg Minister of Environment Mrs. Carole Dieschbourg, and SIGRE President Mr. Jos Johanns will deliver speeches. Afterwards, the installation will be visited and press questions will be answered.

About SIGRE
The “Syndicat intercommunal pour la gestion des déchets ménagers, encombrants et assimilés en provenance des communes de la région de Grevenmacher, Remich et Echternach”, short SIGRE, has been founded on January 18th, 1974. Except the community of Befort, all 23 communities from the Eastern cantons of Luxembourg with more than 67000 inhabitants are connected to this regional authority. According to its new constitution from March 31st, 2008, the central task of SIGRE is waste management with the two essential subareas recycling and disposal. As pioneer in using innovative, green technologies, SIGRE has been awarded with the Prix Nova Naturstroum in 2009 for its gas treatment and energy production and in 2011 for its photovoltaic system. Together with its national partners SIDEC and SIDOR, SIGRE was also labelled Public Sector Green Project of the Year in 2015.

For more information, visit www.sigre.lu

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Luxembourg Green SME of the Year 2015, the Green Innovation Award 2016 and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com

For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

About Chaux de Contern
Founded more than 90 years ago, Chaux de Contern is one of the largest producers, importers and distributors of building materials in Luxembourg and the Greater Region today. The product line covers more than 1200 articles for civil engineering and the design of outdoor facilities. All products are manufactured using latest technologies in constant high quality that is tested by internal and external inspection authorities according to official national guidelines and European standards. Apart from offering standard products, Chaux de Contern also responds to individual client needs by offering customized solutions. Although distribution mainly takes place through wholesale, private customers have the opportunity to visit Chaux de Contern’s exhibition area with a size of more than 3000 square meters.

For more information, visit www.chaux-de-contern.lu

Scandlines applies APATEQ’s innovative scrub water treatment system in Gedser, Denmark

Scandlines uses a brand new scrub water treatment system, produced by the Luxembourgish clean-tech company APATEQ. The treatment system MarinePaq cleans scrub water from the ferry’s closed-loop exhaust gas cleaner (scrubber). It produces an effluent according to the most stringent environmental legislation and achieves substantial savings on operation costs and flexibility gains for the fleet.

Scandlines’ two recently launched ferries for the Rostock-Gedser route are driven by Scandlines’ hybrid propulsion system which combines traditional fuel with electric battery power. The hybrid propulsion system optimises consumption by adjusting the engine output. Together with other optimisation initiatives, the fuel consumption has been reduced to almost one-third per crossing per car compared to the former ferries operating the route.

The two new ferries have also both been fitted with an exhaust gas cleaner, a so-called closed-loop scrubber. In short, a mixture of water and sodium carbonate in powder form, which is pumped aboard the ferries, scrubs the exhaust gas. Contaminated water from the scrubber is channelled to an on board separator for purification. When the solution cannot absorb more waste products, the scrub water is pumped into the shore based scrub water treatment system MarinePaq from the Luxembourgish clean-tech company APATEQ.

The system has been installed in two containers stacked one on top of the other at the harbour in Gedser. In a five-step process, the scrub water treatment system cleans the scrub water so effectively, that the cleaned water can be discharged into the harbour according to the most stringent environmental legislation, being substantially beneficial for the environment.

By operating the MarinePaq on shore, Scandlines may save expensive water disposal costs for hauling the scrub water to the nearest industrial wastewater treatment facility. The shipping company is also not dependent on the availability of external water disposal providers, thereby saving time and gaining flexibility. As the scrub water does not need to be treated at centralised wastewater treatment plants anymore, the MarinePaq contributes to a relief of these often overloaded facilities.

The onshore treatment of the MarinePaq also achieves a much higher quality of purification than any other existing scrub water treatment system, such as the ones offered for on board applications. Heavy metals, COD, nitrite, sulphites and nitrates are being reduced to much lower levels than any other solution currently implemented. As a result, Scandlines may count on an infrastructure that is capable of facing toughening and constantly evolving regulations.

Photo (originator: APATEQ): Installation of the MarinePaq facility for Scandlines at the port of Gedser (Denmark)

About Scandlines
Scandlines stands as a symbol of a historical and close cooperation between Denmark, Germany and Sweden since 1872. Under the names Scandlines and Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg three short ferry routes are marketed with high capacity and frequency and with a green vision for the future.
The core business is to provide an efficient and reliable transport service for both passengers and freight customers. The main focus for all activities in Scandlines is to create value for our customers on board the ferries as well as in the shops of Scandlines. With more than 90,000 departures on 12 ferries, in 2015 Scandlines transported 15 million passengers, 3.3 million cars, 900,000 freight units and 65,000 busses on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby, Rostock-Gedser and Helsingør-Helsingborg.

For more information, visit www.scandlines.com

Press contact:
Anette Ustrup Svendsen
Head of Corporate Communications
mobile: +45 26 777 000
e-mail: anette.ustrup.svendsen@scandlines.com

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, the Red Herring Global 100 Award and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com

For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

APATEQ receives Start-up Europe Award from the European Commission

• The European Commission along with Finnova Foundation announced the winners of the annual Start-up Europe Awards (SEUA) and APATEQ was awarded with an extraordinary distinction.
• Clean-tech company APATEQ was honoured for its green and compact water and wastewater treatment systems.
• The award ceremony took place at the European Parliament in Brussels in presence of Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, and Carlos Moedas, EU-Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

Clean-tech company APATEQ received an extraordinary award at the Start-up Europe Award ceremony (SEUA) from the European Commission along with Finnova Foundation. The annually held event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium) on June 7th in presence of Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, and Carlos Moedas, EU-Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. The goal of the SEUA is to identify local role models in each ecosystem of start-ups across Europe. APATEQ was awarded for its green and compact wastewater treatment systems that represent a technological benchmark in the markets served.

Ivana Maletic, member of the European Parliament from Croatia, presented the awards in the water category. “For 2050 it is expected that the consumption of water will double. It is necessary to develop new ways of facing the problem, and circular economy seems to be the base of this innovation. Recuperating the water coming from industrial sub-processes for the re-incorporation into the economic cycle, in order to be used as irrigation water, water treatment and other industrial processes”, said Ivana Maletic. “I am glad to see that start-ups from all around have put all their workforce, intellectual value and interest in developing new ways of facing the reality of water: APATEQ has developed new concept for water treatment, purifying and raising awareness about the topic of water.”

“Being honoured with this award by the European Commission presents another milestone in our company’s positive development since inception in 2013“, states APATEQ Senior Marketing and Communication Manager Birgit Prochnow. “The Start-up Europe Award presents an excellent opportunity to bring together the most innovative start-up companies in Europe and offers a platform for networking and extensive media exposure. We are extremely proud being selected among the winning companies.”

Besides APATEQ, winners in the water category of the Start-up Europe Award are Waterview (Italy) and APSU (Spain). More details about the event can be found here.

Photo (originator: Start-up Europe Awards): Finnova Director Juan Manuel Revuelta (second from left); APATEQ Senior Marketing and Communication Manager Birgit Prochnow (centre) speaking after reception of the extraordinary Start-up Europe award from Ivana Maletic, Member of the European Parliament from Croatia (right)

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, the Red Herring Global 100 Award and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

With Luxinnovation, APATEQ presents Luxembourg as hub for clean technologies at the “Cleantech Forum” in Helsinki

• As participant of a workshop hosted by Luxinnovation, clean-tech company APATEQ presents Luxembourg as hub for clean technologies at the upcoming Cleantech Forum in Helsinki (FIN).
• The annual Cleantech Forum brings together innovative entrepreneurial companies, industrial multinational corporations and financial investors in the field of information, bio and clean technology throughout Europe.

APATEQ Chief Sales Officer Dirk Martin will present the Luxembourgish clean-tech innovator at this year’s Cleantech Forum in Helsinki (FIN). As a “Global Cleantech 100” company, APATEQ will be part of a workshop hosted by Luxinnovation with the title: “How to grow your clean-tech business from Luxembourg – the perfect central hub.” Besides to presenting APATEQ’s fields of activity in green and cost-efficient water and wastewater treatment, Mr. Martin will share his experiences about setting up a clean-tech business in Luxembourg.

“Today, APATEQ is an internationally recognized player for high-end wastewater treatment technologies”, states Dirk Martin. “One of the reasons for our successful development since the company’s foundation in 2013 is definitively the innovation-friendly environment in Luxembourg provided by the government and its national institutions, helping to stimulate the international expansion of innovative projects.”

Workshop moderator Georges Schaaf, Head of Sector Development Clean-tech & Manufacturing at Luxinnovation Industries, adds: “Luxembourg is increasingly becoming an attractive and dynamic country for international clean-tech R&D and innovation. Owing to the country’s strategic location, 60% of European GDP is only an hour’s flight away from Luxembourg, making the country a perfect, central hub.”

The Cleantech Forum brings together innovative, entrepreneurial companies, industrial multinational corporations and financial investors in the field of information, bio and clean technology. With speeches, panel discussions, workshops and networking lunches and dinners, the annual Cleantech Forum offers various information, network and business opportunities.

Besides APATEQ, participants of the Luxinnovation workshop at this year’s Cleantech Forum Helsinki are venture capitalist Encevo (newly launched VC team of mother company of Enovos, the largest power company in Luxembourg) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

The Cleantech Forum in Helsinki will take place from 16-18 May 2017. For more detailed information, visit: http://events.cleantech.com/cleantech-forum-europe/

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, the Red Herring Global 100 Award, Global Cleantech 100 company and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com

For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

About Luxinnovation
Luxinnovation contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment. We are a key and trusted partner for those who are interested in – and committed to – launching successful innovative activities in Luxembourg, from entrepreneurs and managers of start-up companies to foreign enterprises and investors. This we do by proposing an extensive range of high-value, complimentary services to companies of any size and by driving major cooperation projects in partnership with research and technology organisations.

For more information, visit www.luxinnovation.lu
For any questions, please contact Martine Scheuren
e-mail: martine.scheuren@luxinnovation.lu
phone: +352 43 62 63 676

APATEQ receives Fedil Innovation Award

• Business Federation Luxembourg Fedil announced the winners of its 2016 Innovation Award and APATEQ was awarded Innovative Start-up Company 2016.
• Clean-tech company APATEQ was honoured for its green and cost-efficient scrub water treatment system “MarinePaq”, treating wastewater from exhaust gas cleaning of large ships.
• The APATEQ winner video for the Fedil Innovation Award can be viewed here.

Clean-tech company APATEQ received the 2016 Innovation Award in the Category “Start-up” from the Business Federation Luxembourg Fedil. The biennially held event took place at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce on December 6th with Mr. Nicolas Buck, Fedil President presenting the awards to the winners.

APATEQ engineers and manufactures high-efficiency water and wastewater treatment systems based on unique and innovative process technologies. The company won the Start-up Innovation Award for its green and cost-efficient scrub water treatment system “MarinePaq”, which treats wastewater resulting from the cleaning of the exhaust gases from large ships. The newly developed system has already been successfully marketed. A first MarinePaq has been sold to the Danish shipping company Scandlines Aps. Installed at the port of Gedser (DK), the containerized MarinePaq treats scrub water from the Scandlines’ ferries. Meeting the strictest international legislation, the system produces an effluent so clean that it can be discharged into the open sea, costal area and harbour.

“Innovation is the driving force behind the industry. And since innovation is above all a matter of creativity, it about doing everything to reserve a fertile soil for this”, stated Fedil President Nicolas Buck.

“The Fedil Innovation Award is an indicator for true innovation. Previous winners are leading pioneers in their respective business sectors. The fact that the awards program only takes place every two years emphasizes its exclusiveness”, said APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban. “The MarinePaq is our response to a real and actual market need and the result of a thorough R&D. We are delighted with the positive feedback from customers and institutions such as the Fedil who selected us as one of this year winners.”

Besides APATEQ, winners of the 2016 Fedil Innovation Award are Tarkett, ArcelorMittal, Husky and IEE.

The APATEQ winner video for the Fedil Innovation Award can be found here.

Photo (originator: Fedil): APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban (middle) and team with the Fedil Innovation Award certificate

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, the Red Herring Global 100 Award and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

About Fedil
Founded in 1918, Fedil – Business Federation Luxembourg is today a multisectoral business federation representing the industry, construction and business services sectors. At national level, Fedil’s main objective is to defend the professional interests of its members and analyse all economic, social and industrial issues relating thereto. Furthermore, Fedil endeavours to develop the spirit and links of solidarity between Luxembourg employers. At Community level, Fedil is affiliated to Business Europe (www.businesseurope.eu) and has a representative office in Brussels. Fedil maintains regular contact at national and European level with political representatives, public authorities, economic sectors and trade unions, and endeavours to influence political and administrative decisions in the interests of free enterprise.
For more information, visit www.fedil.lu
For any questions, please contact Dr. Michèle Vallenthini
e-mail: michele.vallenthini@fedil.lu
phone: +352 43 53 66 606

APATEQ awarded Water Management Company of the Year by Texas Oil & Gas Awards

• Oil & Gas Awards announced its winners of the 2016 Texas Oil & Gas Awards with APATEQ being awarded Water Management Company of the Year.
• Companies were selected for their commitment to the key areas of operational excellence, innovation, corporate social responsibility, health & safety and environmental stewardship.
• Clean-tech company APATEQ was honoured for its high-efficiency produced water treatment system “OilPaq” based on unique process technologies.
• The full list of recognized Oil & Awards Texas winners can be viewed here.

Luxembourg-based clean-tech company APATEQ, with a subsidiary in Houston area, has been awarded Water Management Company of the Year by the 2016 Texas Oil & Gas Awards. The 4th annual Texas gala ceremony was held in Houston on November 3rd, where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate leading companies in operational excellence, innovation, corporate social responsibility, health and safety as well as environmental stewardship.

APATEQ engineers and manufactures high-efficiency water and wastewater treatment systems based on unique process technologies. The company has been selected as a winner for its high-efficiency produced water treatment system “OilPaq”, which combines field-proven ultrafiltration and proprietary process technologies as a one-stop solution at highest performance and low operational costs.

“APATEQ delivered an extremely impressive entry with a remarkable technology”, stated Oil & Gas Awards COO Oliver Bridgen. “Their combination of filtering mechanisms is really worthy of this award. I sincerely congratulate the entire team of APATEQ that did a great job.”

“Being recognized by an influential and thought-leading institution as the Oil & Gas Awards is a great honour for us”, said APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban. “APATEQ is a young company and we launched our OilPaq system as membrane-based one-stop solution for produced water treatment only two years ago. Thus, it makes us particularly proud already being honoured as leaders in our field.”

Finalists of this year’s Texas Oil & Gas Awards include Apache Corporation, Halliburton, Hess Corporation and Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

All information on this year’s Texas Oil and Gas Awards including the winners can be found here.

Photo (originator: Oil & Gas Awards): Henk Jelsma, APATEQ Business Development North America (right) receiving the Water Management Company of the Year Award 2016 from Daniel Creasey, Oil & Gas Awards Chairman and CEO

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, the Red Herring Global 100 Award and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: “b.prochnow@apateq.com“mailto:b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

About the Oil & Gas Awards
The Oil & Gas Awards recognize the outstanding achievements made within the upstream and midstream sectors of the North American oil and gas industry. The Awards are a platform for the industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of environment, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety. The Awards show the industry’s motivation to develop by recognizing and rewarding the efforts of corporations and individuals. For more information about the Oil & Gas Awards, all regional awards and award categories can be reviewed on their website at www.oilandgasawards.com.

info@oilandgasawards.com
T: +1 210 591 8471

MCW Energy and APATEQ finalize terms of strategic collaboration in $61 Billion global soil remediation market

A joint press release by MCW Energy Group and APATEQ

MCW Energy and APATEQ combine portfolios to enter the soil remediation market, which is globally estimated at $60+ billion.
• The cooperation merges MCW’s proprietary extraction technology with APATEQ’s know-how for modular and mobile treatment systems.
APATEQ will cover all expenses for the development of mobile soil remediation plants that will include MCW’s treatment technology.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: November 1st, 2016: MCW Energy Group Limited (following “MCW”; TSX-venture: MCW, OTCOX: MCWEF), a Canadian-registered holding company involved in the development and implementation of environmentally-friendly oil sands technologies, today announced terms of its discussions with APATEQ, specialist for innovative water and wastewater treatment, to collaborate and combine portfolios in order to increase their competitive advantage in the global soil remediation market, which is estimated by BCC reports to grow from $61 billion in 2014 to $80 billion in 2019.

Following detailed discussions between MCW and APATEQ (see joint press release dated April 25th, 2016), the agreement defines a collaboration on sales and implementation of joint soil remediation technology services. The effort will combine MCW’s proprietary closed loop extraction technology with APATEQ’s modular and mobile treatment plant capabilities.

“This is an opportunity for MCW to leverage its patented, low cost, closed loop hydrocarbon separation technology and gain exposure to the $60+ billion soil remediation market with all development costs underwritten by its partner,” comments Aleksandr Blyumkin, MCW chairman. “APATEQ is well-established as one-stop solution provider for frac flowback and produced water treatment, for industrial waste water treatment and has recognized the importance of MCW’s technology to develop advanced, mobile remediation systems.”

APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban states: “MCW’s extraction technology and APATEQ’s know-how for packaged treatment solutions complement each other. And both companies focus on environmentally friendly solutions for the treatment of waste or wastewater. By implementing MCW’s extraction technology for soil remediation, we will broaden our product portfolio and have a considerable lead in this market.”

With the signing of the contract, APATEQ commits to launch the project within one year and start fabrication within two years. A non-exclusive license agreement foresees royalty fees for MCW ranging from 5% to 7%.

About APATEQ
APATEQ, is based in Luxembourg, with a North American office in Spring, Texas and develops and manufactures turnkey, custom-designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full-solution systems for industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater industry and global industrial manufacturing, APATEQ's corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ has won several international awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award and has been selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Please visit: www.apateq.com

For more information, please contact:
APATEQ Marketing & Communications
Tel. Europe: +352 2021 1680 70
Tel. USA: +1 (281) 378 4722
Email: b.prochnow@apateq.com

About MCW Energy Group
MCW Energy Group Limited is focused on value creation via the development and implementation of (i) Proprietary, environmentally—friendly oil extraction technologies and remedial tailings ponds projects solutions. (ii) Expanding production capacities of its now operational project in Asphalt Ridge, Utah, (iii) The formation of joint venture opportunities with private and governmental entities countries who have extensive deposits and knowledge in both , oil sands/shale and gas deposits in both conventional and unconventional projects. MCW has a management team comprised of experienced individuals in upstream, and downstream sectors.
www.mcwenergygroup.com

Investor and press contact MCW Energy Group Limited
Paul Davey, Communications
Tel.: (800) 979-1897 (Ext. 3)
Cel. +1 778 389-8915
Email: paul@mcwenergygroup.com

APATEQ awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification

APATEQ is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 management system by TÜV Rheinland, Germany for the development, manufacturing sales, maintenance and operation of water treatment systems.

The ISO 9001:2015 certificate recognizes APATEQ’s successful implementation of a quality management system. It is based on quality management principles that include a strong customer focus, the timely delivery of products, continuous improvement of processes and systems, properly selected and well trained staff as well as a permanent pursuit of improvement of internal process efficiency.

“We are proud of our team and their common efforts to attain the ISO 9001 certification”, says APATEQ Quality Manager Jannik Hagen. “It means that quality is not just a concept, but a reality at APATEQ. Besides our policies and procedures, our people show in their daily work that they are committed to quality and to our customers.”

The ISO 9001:2015 certificate has been officially awarded to APATEQ on 11 July 2016.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, Technology Pioneer of the World Economic Forum, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

APATEQ awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

• World Economic Forum today announced its selection of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers 2016 at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China
• Companies were selected for their potential to significantly impact business and society through new technologies and advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution
• Clean-tech company APATEQ was selected for its high-efficiency water and wastewater treatment solutions based on unique process technologies
• The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 27 June 2016 – Luxembourg-based clean-tech company APATEQ was today awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. APATEQ engineers and manufactures high-efficiency water and wastewater treatment systems based on unique process technologies. The company has been co-founded by Bogdan Serban in 2013 and sells its products to customers worldwide. As of today, APATEQ systems have been delivered to customers in the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany and Denmark.

APATEQ has been chosen by a professional jury from hundreds of candidates as one of the 30 selected companies. Thanks to its selection, APATEQ will have access to an influential and sought-after business and political network worldwide. The award ceremony will take place at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China on 27 June. Many Technology Pioneers will also participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

“We welcome APATEQ in this group of extraordinary pioneers”, said Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “APATEQ is among those companies that help shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another. Through the platform of the World Economic Forum, it will be able to scale and share its technology and achieve a larger impact.”

“Being a Technology Pioneer selected by the prestigious World Economic Forum is a great honor for us”, said APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban. “It is a confirmation that our technologies are among the most unique and pioneering in the world, excel by very competitive costs and can contribute to the protection of our most precious natural resource: fresh water.”

As in previous years, American-based entrepreneurs continue to dominate the list of Technology Pioneers, with 22 out of 30 recipients. Other selected pioneers come from France (2), Luxembourg (2), and Canada, Israel, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Technology Pioneers are mostly active in IT, health (MedTech), food, energy, environment, financial services (FinTech) and production.

The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Jeffrey M. Drazen (Editor-in-Chief, The New England Journal of Medicine) and Sang Yup Lee (Distinguished Professor and Director, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership. Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Airbnb (2013). More information on past winners can be found here.

All information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

About the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org)

APATEQ enters Luxembourg wastewater treatment market

In partnership with Chaux de Contern, clean-tech innovator APATEQ has been awarded a first contract in Luxembourg by waste management regional authority SIGRE to extend and modernize the existing plant for the treatment of leachate arising from the central landfill in Buchholz-Muertendall (L). The resulting water will be discharged to the municipal wastewater treatment plant in Grevenmacher (L).

APATEQ announced today the receipt of a first order from its domestic market Luxembourg. The clean-tech company has been founded in 2013 in Luxembourg and since then successfully engineers, manufactures and delivers innovative and cost-efficient, membrane-based solutions for the treatment of water and wastewater to customers around the world, such as in the USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Italy and France. APATEQ received this new order in partnership with Chaux de Contern, market-leading producer, importer and distributor of building materials in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, who was involved in the building of more than 70 wastewater treatment plants within the last 40 years. Customer of the new contract is the Luxembourg waste management regional authority SIGRE. The order refers to APATEQ’s unique leachate treatment system, combining proprietary process technologies with high efficiency ultrafiltration and activated carbon filtration. APATEQ’s system will extend and modernize the existing plant for leachate treatment. The effluent is planned to be discharged to the municipal wastewater treatment plant in Grevenmacher, being currently built.

“Landfill leachate consists of liquids created by organic and inorganic waste decomposition and rainwater seeping into the landfill. Typically, leachate is loaded for example with organic matter (COD, BOD) or ammonium. To protect surrounding soil, ground water and surface water, safe disposal of the leachate is undeniably an environmental challenge”, states APATEQ Chief Technology Officer Ulrich Bäuerle. “By means of our membrane-based technology, the contaminants can be reliably removed at low operational costs.”

“We are delighted that APATEQ now finally enters the domestic Luxembourg market after successfully positioning and marketing its unique water and wastewater treatment solutions internationally”, says Chaux de Contern CEO Eric Klückers. “The cooperation between our companies is characterized by the strong synergies of an established market leader and an emerging clean-tech innovator, a combination which is very inspiring and fruitful for both of us.”

Steff Schaeler, Managing Director of SIGRE says: “To ensure a proper, failure-free functioning of our modern waste management system, SIGRE depends on reliable partners with sustainable solutions, of course at competitive costs. With the leachate treatment solution offered by APATEQ and with the solid references of its team members in this domain, we are confident to build a strong, local partnership for many years to come.”

The up-grade of the plant in Buchholz-Muertendall is scheduled to be finalized by October 2016.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed fracking flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 2021168070

About Chaux de Contern
Founded more than 90 years ago, Chaux de Contern is one of the largest producers, importers and distributors of building materials in Luxembourg and the Greater Region today. The product line covers more than 1200 articles for civil engineering and the design of outdoor facilities. All products are manufactured using latest technologies in constant high quality that is tested by internal and external inspection authorities according to official national guidelines and European standards. Apart from offering standard products, Chaux de Contern also responds to individual client needs by offering customized solutions. Although distribution mainly takes place through wholesale, private customers have the opportunity to visit Chaux de Contern’s exhibition area with a size of more than 3000 square meters.

For more information, visit www.chaux-de-contern.lu

About SIGRE
The “Syndicat intercommunal pour la gestion des déchets ménagers, encombrants et assimilés en provenance des communes de la région de Grevenmacher, Remich et Echternach”, short SIGRE, has been founded on January 18th, 1974. Except the community of Befort, all 23 communities from the Eastern cantons of Luxembourg with more than 65000 inhabitants are connected to this regional authority. According to its new constitution from March 31st, 2008, the central task of SIGRE is waste management with the two essential subareas recycling and disposal. As pioneer in using innovative, green technologies, SIGRE has been awarded with the Prix Nova Naturstroum in 2009 for its gas treatment and energy production and in 2011 for its photovoltaic system. Together with its national partners SIDEC and SIDOR, SIGRE was also labelled Public Sector Green Project of the Year in 2015.

For more information, visit www.sigre.lu

MCW Energy Group and APATEQ commence discussions to combine expertise for the development of environmentally friendly remediation technologies portfolio

Joint press release issued by MCW Energy Group Limited & APATEQ

Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Luxembourg: April 25th, 2016: MCW Energy Group Limited, (“MCW”), (TSX-Venture: MCW, OTCQX: MCWEF), a Canadian holding company involved in the development and implementation of oil sands technologies, through MCW Oil Sands Recovery, LLC, (“MCW Oil Sands”) today announced that current discussions are being held to explore the possibilities of an association with APATEQ and its North American-based subsidiary, APATEQ, Inc. (“APATEQ”), an industry leader in wastewater remediation technologies.

The focus of this potential cooperation between the two companies would be to combine MCW’s proven oil sands extraction technology with APATEQ’s membrane-based solutions for the treatment of process water and industrial wastewaters. The target would be to develop a portfolio of technologies to serve the oil and gas industry as well as heavy industry applications in wastewater extraction / treatment.

MCW has spent six years developing an environmentally friendly extraction technology, which is now into successful production in Utah. This technology can also be applied to oil sands deposits and remedial applications for the massive tailings ponds in Alberta, Canada on a cost-efficient basis. MCW’s unique closed-loop technology requires no water, produces no greenhouse gases or high temperatures or pressures. APATEQ’s full-solution systems feature portable, compact designs resulting from the company’s extensive knowledge of packaged, containerized modules. MCW and APATEQ are considering the co-development of versatile, mobile units using environmentally friendly technologies for the remediation of contaminated soil and water. Both companies recognize the global potential of contamination remediation, not only in the oil and gas industry but in heavy industry as well.

“The synergy of both companies’ technologies is impressive. They both improve the environment with the separation of hydrocarbons and other hazardous materials from water, sand and soil. MCW’s extraction technology was originally developed as a remediation technology, therefore a potential to work alongside APATEQ means that MCW is gradually creating a portfolio of extraction technologies which are all environmentally friendly. It’s a logical next step for our company”, stated MCW’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Vladimir Podlipskiy.

“With this proposed joint venture approach, our two companies are further strengthening our respective RDI efforts, and we will have the ability to develop new markets and revenue streams with an expanding portfolio of extraction and filtration technologies”, stated APATEQ CEO, Bogdan Serban. “This proposed affiliation will enable MCW and APATEQ to exploit our many years of combined technological experience and market know-how. A successful alliance would produce a comprehensive portfolio of mobile soil / water remediation solutions.”

Discussions are continuing in order to establish a foundation for an association between the two companies. Further press releases will be jointly issued when a relationship structure has been formalized as well as a prioritized list of new product technologies. Both parties agree that their proposed association will potentially open the doors to significant, new revenue streams and will create a new benchmark for environmentally conscious clean-up standards.

About APATEQ
APATEQ, Inc., based in Spring, Texas is the North American headquarters of APATEQ in Luxembourg that develops and manufactures turnkey, custom-designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas field operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full-solution systems for industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater industry and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ has won several awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

Please visit: www.apateq.com

For more information, please contact:
APATEQ
Marketing & Communication
Tel. Europe: +352 2021 1680 70
Tel. USA: +1 (281) 378 4772
Email: b.prochnow@apateq.com

About MCW Energy Group Limited
MCW Energy Group Limited is focused on value creation via the development and implementation of (i) proprietary, environmentally-friendly oil sands extraction technologies and remedial tailings ponds project solutions, (ii) expanding production capacities of its now operational oil sands project in Asphalt Ridge, Utah, (iii) the formulation of worldwide joint ventures and the licensing of oil sand opportunities with private and governmental resource entities within countries possessing extensive oil sands / shale deposits. MCW’s management team is comprised of individuals who have extensive knowledge in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects and production, both in upstream and downstream industry sectors.

Please visit: www.mcwenergygroup.com

For more information, please contact:
MCW Energy Group Limited
Paul Davey
Director of Communications
Tel.: (800) 979-1897 (Ext. 3)
Cell: (778) 389-0915
Email: pdavey@mcwenergygroup.com

APATEQ named a Global Cleantech 100 company

APATEQ, specialist for innovative water and wastewater treatment, today announced it has been named a Global Cleantech 100 company by Cleantech Group™, provider for leading research, events and advisory services for the clean-tech ecosystem. Out of 6,900 nominations worldwide, APATEQ has been selected as one of the 100 winners. The award ceremony took place on January 25, 2016 in San Francisco.

The Global Cleantech 100 list represents the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s environmental challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact. This list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with weighted qualitative judgements of a multitude of nominations, and specific inputs from an expert panel, consisting of leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe and North America.

“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years”, said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage.”

“We are delighted that APATEQ has been selected as one of the 100 most promising clean-tech companies in the world; it clearly proves the momentum we gained. After less than three years from the company foundation, we have been able to serve market leaders in various industries such as oil & gas, maritime and the food industry with our green, innovative one-stop solutions for water and wastewater treatment based on membrane technology”, said APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban.

This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by the Cleantech Group’s expert panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

The award ceremony took place on January 25, 2016 at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco. The full list of Global Cleantech 100 firms is available on the Cleantech Group website http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/2015-global-cleantech-100/.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas pad operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

About Cleantech Group
Founded in 2002 Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. The i3 platform comes to life at our global events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation. Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in London.

For more information, visit www.cleantech.com

APATEQ provides scrub water treatment technology for Scandlines ferries

Luxembourg clean-tech company APATEQ has been awarded a contract by shipping company Scandlines Danmark ApS (following: “Scandlines”) to develop, build and supply a harbour installation of its new one-stop solution for scrub water treatment: “MarinePaq”. The containerised plant will treat the wastewater produced during the exhaust gas cleaning process on Scandlines’ two new ferries connecting Rostock (D) and Gedser (DK); the resulting clean water will exceed current and future legislation.

APATEQ announced today the receipt of a major order from the Danish shipping company Scandlines. The order refers to APATEQ’s newly developed compact scrub water treatment system MarinePaq, using proprietary process technologies for high-efficiency primary treatment, followed by ultrafiltration and rounded up by heavy metal extraction processes. The MarinePaq will treat wastewater arising from closed-loop scrubbers that are installed on Scandlines’ ferries. The treatment will take place at a centralized facility at the harbour of Gedser (DK), producing an effluent with a quality compliant for direct discharge into the harbour basin.

Scrub wastewater is typically highly contaminated with heavy metals, hydrocarbons and soot arising from the heavy bunker oil used. Current treatment technologies available on the market such as hydro-cyclones and centrifuges are often overstrained with scrub water, especially in terms of eliminating the tiny lightweight soot particles that act as carriers for hydrocarbons. By means of APATEQ’s “MarinePaq” solution, even the smallest particles are reliably removed, providing an effluent that allows a direct discharge into open water. Sludge, arising from the treatment, is compacted by an integrated chamber filter press and safely disposed of in landfills.

“Scandlines as a shipping company has an environmental responsibility. We want to contribute to the preservation of the fragile marine ecosystem by cleaning our exhaust gases and by only discharging water of the highest quality back into the ocean”, states Fini Hansen, Scandlines Technical Superintendent. “APATEQ’s MarinePaq offers a unique solution to discharge the cleaned water even into the harbour basin.”

“We are grateful and proud of the trust Scandlines shows in our new technology and we look forward to the MarinePaq becoming state-of-the-art technology for scrub water treatment in the future”, says APATEQ Chief Sales Officer Dirk Martin. “Our MarinePaq is the perfect solution for treating scrub water either directly on-board, or as here, in a compact design at a centralized facility. We will build the MarinePaq for Scandlines in two 40’ containers stacked one on top of the other, ensuring a minimum footprint, an important factor for an installation at an existing harbor”.

“As APATEQ’s cooperation partner for Scandinavia, we are delighted to have facilitated this initial order”, said Björneman Water CEO Rolf Hollmén. “Our advisory team possesses decades of experience in the maritime sector and is strongly committed to reducing the negative impact of vessel emissions on our marine environment. To us, APATEQ’s MarinePaq significantly contributes to the realization of sustainable shipping in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea area.”

The plan is to deliver, to install and to commission the plant in Gedser (DK) in the spring of 2016.

Photo (by Scandlines Danmark ApS): “Berlin” is one of two new Scandlines ferries connecting Rostock (D) and Gedser (DK) whose scrub water is going to be treated by APATEQ's scrubber water treatment system “MarinePaq”.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas pad operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.
For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

About Scandlines
Scandlines stands as a symbol of a historical and close cooperation between Denmark, Germany and Sweden since 1872. Under the names Scandlines and Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg, three short ferry routes are marketed with high capacity and frequency and with a green vision for the future. The core business is to provide an efficient and reliable transport service for both passengers and freight customers. The main focus for all activities in Scandlines is to create value for our customers on board the ferries as well as in the shops of Scandlines. With more than 90,000 departures on 12 ferries, in 2014 Scandlines transported 14.8 million passengers, 3.2 million cars, 900,000 freight units and 60,000 busses on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby, Rostock-Gedser and Helsingør-Helsingborg.
For more information, visit www.scandlines.com

About Björneman Water
Björneman Water is an independent sales and advisory organization in the maritime sector with team members, possessing decades of technical and top-management experience in the shipping industry. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Björneman Water’s focused goal is to preserve our most precious natural resource fresh water by means of connecting the shipping industry with the most innovative, high-performance water treatment technologies from around the globe.
For more information, visit www.bjorneman.se

APATEQ opens subsidiary in the United States

Water and wastewater specialist APATEQ has opened a subsidiary in the area of Houston / Texas. The new company will serve the North American market, mainly with APATEQ’s innovative one-stop solutions for the treatment of frac flowback and produced water.

APATEQ announces the opening of its first subsidiary in the United States. The company, which is situated in Spring / TX, in the north of Houston, will focus on promoting and offering one-stop solutions and support services for the innovative treatment of frac flowback and produced water directly to the US market. The new subsidiary will be responsible for all go-to-market activities around APATEQ solutions in North America and will act as a hub for all North American cooperation partners of APATEQ.

“In terms of international expansion, the United States are the number one strategic market for us”, said APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban. ”Whether in attracting new customers or offering support to our existing clientele, our goal is to provide users of our systems with a cost-effective, best-value solution and to offer a fast response service. To achieve this we need to be as close as possible to the market. So setting up a subsidiary in the United States was an undeniable milestone, also in view of our ambitious growth targets.”

Engineering and manufacturing of the APATEQ systems for the North American market takes place in Europe at the company’s headquarters in Luxembourg according to highest quality standards. The first plant for the US market has been shipped recently and it will treat produced water for a water service provider to the oil and gas industry.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oil and gas pad operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70 (Luxembourg) +1 281 378 4772 (USA)

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visits APATEQ before shipment of first water treatment installation to the USA

• Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visits young Luxembourg cleantech company APATEQ to learn about their proprietary technologies for the oil & gas industry
• APATEQ’s first industrial scale plant will be shipped to the USA shortly
• Xavier Bettel compliments the positive development of APATEQ and its clean technologies « Made in Luxembourg »

On 27 August 2015, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visited the young Luxembourgish cleantech company APATEQ. The Prime Minister was welcomed by APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban at the company’s headquarters in Luxembourg, where administration, engineering and production are based. During the visit he was informed in detail about the fast development of APATEQ since the company’s foundation with its disruptive technologies for water treatment, some of which have already been patented. After the presentation of an operational demonstration unit, he met the key people of the company. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to see the first industrial scale plant for the oil industry, that treats frac flowback and produced water, before it is shipped to the USA.

“I am impressed by the development APATEQ made in the cleantech sector, that represents a key aspect of the diversification policy the government pursues. I compliment the founders and directors of this young company, which has been able to develop within two years, notably assisted by structures supporting R&D in Luxembourg, a technology « Made in Luxembourg », that can change the way of water treatment in growth markets such as the oil industry”, said Xavier Bettel at the end of his visit.

APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban emphasized the importance of the Prime Minister’s visit: “The visit of Prime Minister Bettel was encouraging for our whole team, who was proud to present the results of two years of sustained work.” At the same time, Bogdan Serban mentioned the promising market opportunities in the presence of the Prime Minister: “The oil industry is currently facing low market prices. Our solution leads to reduced production costs and to improved competitiveness. Our breakthrough technologies enable our customers to treat hydrocarbon-containing wastewater without chemical additives. Customers may also reuse their water and the recovered oil can be processed in refineries. The fact that we, as a small company from a small country like Luxembourg, are in demand by the American oil industry evidences the strong competitive advantage of the technologies developed by APATEQ.”

APATEQ was founded in 2013 with a vast majority of Luxembourgish capital. Since its foundation the company has experienced strong support from the Ministry of Economy, the agency Luxinnovation and the Research Institute LIST. At the beginning of 2015 the company closed a € 5.8 million financing round with investors exclusively based in Luxembourg. Today, APATEQ sells its products in the USA, Canada and Europe. The company’s staff, currently consisting of 14 employees, is being increased to support the rapid growth of the business.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is an award winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices and the Red Herring Global 100, among others.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

APATEQ cooperates with Fluid Clarification LP

• Frac flowback and produced water treatment equipment provider APATEQ announces a strategic partnership with Fluid Clarification LP, an established provider of advanced separations technology for the oil & gas market in Canada
• With headquarters in Calgary, Fluid Clarification will serve the Canadian market directly offering APATEQ’s products
APATEQ will open a subsidiary in the USA in 2015

Since the company’s foundation in Luxembourg early 2013, APATEQ successfully developed and sold equipment that currently is operated in Europe and North America. Its product range covers produced water and frac flowback treatment systems for oil and gas field operators as well compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and systems for the treatment of industrial process water and wastewater. APATEQ’s high-performance systems, based on proprietary processes and technologies, are the perfect fit for the Canadian water purification solutions provider, so that Fluid Clarification will distribute APATEQ’s plants in Canada from now on from its headquarters in Calgary.

“We are delighted about the trust of Fluid Clarification in our technology and its implementation, as well as in our high-quality systems. The cooperation will increase our international presence and offers the opportunity to enter new markets,” said APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban. “This collaboration combines proven technology and reliable engineering with our many years of market experience,“ states Arthur Potts, Fluid Clarification Founder and CEO. “It enables Fluid Clarification to expand its product portfolio with the highest performance membrane based oil-water separation systems, using the best engineering capabilities available.”

The first large scale installation of APATEQ’s produced water and frac flowback treatment plant OilPaq in North America will be commissioned in October of 2015. Also this year, APATEQ will establish a subsidiary in the USA to directly serve the US market.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

About Fluid Clarification
Fluid Clarification LP provides advanced separations technology and unequalled application engineering experience to improve plant and process performance and throughputs while minimizing operating costs.
Backed by a record of excellence in safety and performance, Fluid Clarification is the industry leader in delivering advanced separations technologies for major industrial processing facilities across Canada.

For more information, visit www.fluidclarification.com
For any questions, please contact John Speer
e-mail: jspeer@fluid.ca
phone: +1 403 984 9888

New on-board scrub water treatment solves urgent problem

• The more common use of scrubber technologies on-board larger vessels opened a new problem, on how to dispose the highly toxic scrub water in a sustainable way
• A new on-board system to handle the hazardous waste is now introduced
• The Luxemburg clean-tech expert APATEQ complements its existing scrub water treatment system MarinePaq for use in ports with a very compact version for operation on board

Award winning clean-tech innovator APATEQ of Luxembourg is now introducing a new, very compact version of its scrub water treatment system for use on-board larger vessels. The effluent of excess water produced in a closed loop scrubber is treated in order to comply with IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulations for direct discharge to the sea.

“The MarinePaq on-board system is developed on direct demand from ship owners in order to handle hazardous scrub wastewater,” said Rolf Hollmén, CEO of Björneman Water, the consultant bureau that handles implementation and sales of APATEQ systems in Northern Europe. “The most efficient solution for a ship owner sailing in SECA waters is a retrofit with a scrubber to continue the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as alternative fuels are so far still on the margin. For a sustainable process, a scrub water treatment unit must be implemented to follow the scrubber. A year ago we introduced our larger systems for ports and now follows our ultra compact on board equipment. Scrub water is so hazardous, contaminated with heavy metals and highly corrosive so a very special process technique is needed.”

In full compliance with IMO regulations and better

Dirk Martin, Chief Sales Officer at APATEQ points out the advantage of APATEQ’s proprietary process technologies for high-efficiency primary treatment and ultrafiltration by using non-clogging membranes with a long lifetime. “Our well-proven equipment removes up to 99% of suspended solids and brings the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) below 40 parts per billion, thus exceeding strictest regulations for direct discharge into the sea, such as from the IMO,” he said. “Transportation of the wastewater to a harbor as well as on-shore disposal costs are avoided. My guess is also that with the tight schedules, many ships will not have enough of a turnaround time to empty the tanks at a disposal unit.”

Dirk Martin finally concludes the major features of the MarinePaq systems: “Regardless if the treatment unit is for on-board use or a larger plant in a port, they are constructed for a long life span and continuous operation by meeting the most stringent standards in a highly corrosive environment. To increase reliability, all vital functions can be built redundantly. As all of the APATEQ‘s water and wastewater treatment systems, MarinePaq is fully automated and can be monitored and controlled remotely, thus reducing the operational costs as no permanent supervision on-site is required.”

Photo (APATEQ): Demonstration unit for on-board trials

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com or www.bjorneman.se and please contact:
Birgit Prochnow, Marketing & Communication, APATEQ
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

Rolf Hollmén, CEO, Björneman Water AB
e-mail: rolf.hollmen@bjorneman.se
phone: +46 8 534 899 02

APATEQ continues produced water treatment demonstration program in the USA

APATEQ currently runs an on-site produced water treatment program in North America, presenting its game-changing and cost-effective proprietary process technology
• The next demonstration will take place in Spring / TX from June 15 – 18, 2015
• Interested parties are invited to announce their participation by simple no-engagement subscription

Last year Luxembourg-based clean-tech and water / wastewater specialist APATEQ started an on-demand, on-site produced water treatment program with its proprietary oil-water separation technology in North America. After successful demonstrations in Pratt / KS and Spring / TX, the road show continues with a four days lasting demonstration at the premises of APATEQ’s cooperation partner in the USA, the company Radial Drilling in Spring / TX, starting on June 15.

By means of a combination of APATEQ’s proprietary pre-treatment unit (for oil and TSS removal up to 90%) with a field proven, proprietary ultrafiltration post-treatment module, produced water is polished with a removal rate of total suspended solids and free and emulsified oil up to almost 100% (< 1-2 ppm level). Using specially conditioned organic or ceramic membranes, the APATEQ solution enables long-term and reliable operation in the field without clogging of the membranes. Capable of treating 2,000 or 4,000 barrels/day, APATEQ’s oil-water separation system “OilPaq” is available in mobile and containerized format utilizing standard ISO shipping containers. Stationary plants for 10,000 and up to 20,000 barrels/day are available on demand.

In addition to the already existing North American customer base, the APATEQ program is open to new participants by a simple no-engagement subscription. All interested parties may communicate their participation by mail at producedwater@apateq.com or by phone at +352 20 211 680 1.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turnkey, custom designed frac flowback and produced water treatment systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

About Radial Drilling (RDS)
RDS main activity is the provision of Radial Drilling Services. These services are contracted directly to the oil and gas industry with the provision of radial drilling systems including technical and operating personnel. The company offers geological and reservoir technical assistance required for the screening and selection of candidate wells that have potential to increase production through application of radial drilling technology. RDS is active in the technology development area with tool and equipment design, manufacturing and testing. All services are dispatched and supported from RDS headquarters in the Houston area / Texas and regional operating centers in main activity areas.

For more information, visit www.radialdrilling.com
phone: +1 281 374 7507

APATEQ closes € 5.8 million financing round

Luxembourg, January 20, 2015 – Luxembourg cleantech company APATEQ announced today that it has closed a € 5.8 million financing round. The investor group, all from Luxembourg, was led by Mosmart International S.A., an investee company of Reinet Fund S.C.A. F.I.S., a closed-end specialised investment fund, together with Eurobéton S.A. and the company’s founders. APATEQ will utilize the funds to further develop and commercialize its proprietary oil-water separation systems internationally.

Private investors funded the hardware-based cleantech company APATEQ since inception in 2013. The company developed several solutions in the field of oil-water separation and water & wastewater treatment and it is predominantly focusing on oil & gas customers in North America and Europe. In order to pursue its business plan and further develop the oil-water separation segment, APATEQ embarked upon a financing initiative amongst institutional investors that culminated in the closing of a € 5.8 million funding round, led by Luxembourg-based Mosmart International. Mosmart International has developed proprietary and natural solutions that enable rapid and on-site treatment of wastewater and waste gases.

“We have been following APATEQ’s development right from the outset and truly believe in the company’s value proposition and its exceptional management team,” said Mosmart’s CEO Christoffel van Wyk. “We are excited about their prospects in oil-water separation, as well as the treatment of produced and frac water at conventional and unconventional oil & gas sites.”

APATEQ angel investor and majority shareholder of Eurobéton S.A., Robert Dennewald, comments: “We are delighted to welcome synergistic partner Mosmart International to the APATEQ shareholder circle. APATEQ’s management demonstrated exemplary entrepreneurial skills in the company’s start-up phase, evidenced by revenues within months of its creation, important international prizes and a rapidly expanding sales pipeline. The fact that APATEQ as a Luxembourg company was able to secure funding from an esteemed Luxembourg-based investor group makes us particularly proud and strengthens our success story ‘Made in Luxembourg’.”

“The funding enables us to accelerate the market penetration of our oil-water separation systems in North America,” states APATEQ CEO and co-founder Bogdan Serban. “Our compact, chemicals-free and cost-effective solutions address the most demanding market needs and the trials we have conducted in the US late in 2014 have strongly re-affirmed the competitiveness of our equipment even under the currently depressed and fluctuating oil price scenario.”

APATEQ plans to establish a subsidiary in North America around mid 2015 to directly market “OilPaq”, its containerised, on-site oil-water separation system. In addition to the current sales model, a lease/rent option is envisaged.

About Mosmart International
Mosmart International is a water and gas treatment company and is exploiting an innovative cluster of
environmentally friendly and non-toxic surfactants, flocculants, binders and adsorbents internationally.

About Eurobéton
Eurobéton is a major producer and distributor of building materials in Luxembourg and the Greater Region surrounding Luxembourg through it’s wholly-owned subsidiary S.A des Chaux de Contern. It has been directly involved in the construction of more than 60 traditional water treatment plants throughout its
history.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turn-key, custom designed oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and full solution systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation. APATEQ is, among others, winner of the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award and the Red Herring Global 100 Award.

For more information, visit apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

APATEQ is winner of the Red Herring’s 100 Global Award

Luxembourg, November 25, 2014 – APATEQ announced today that it has won the Red Herring’s 2014 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1,000 companies from across the globe. The award ceremony took place in Pasadena, California on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America award winners. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. 

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe APATEQ embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. APATEQ should be proud of its accomplishment.”

“We are honored and proud for having won such a prestigious award,” said APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban. “The competition was very strong, with visionary entrepreneurs who marked a difference in their field and who brought significant breakthroughs that made recent developments obsolete faster than ever before. Therefore, for us, the Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Award is more than an award, it is a milestone in our company’s short history.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

The Top 100 winners have been announced at a special awards ceremony on November 20, 2014 at the Red Herring Top 100 Global event in Pasadena, California.

Photo (APATEQ): APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban (left) receiving the award from Alex Vieux, Founder and CEO of Red Herring at the award ceremony in Pasadena, California

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turn-key, custom designed oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and pre-treatment systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation.

For more information, visit apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company that unites the world’s best high-technology innovators, venture investors and business decision-makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Its Red Herring 100 awards for North America, Europe, Asia and Global have recognized more than 5,000 companies in their early stages, including Baidu, Google, eBay and Skype.

For more information, please go to redherring.com/events/

Frost & Sullivan awards APATEQ for its membrane technology

Luxembourg, October 31, 2014 – Based on its recent analyses of the advanced filtration technology market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes APATEQ with the 2014 European Technology Innovation Leadership Award for its pioneering integrated membrane system, which is, among others, applied for oil-water separation at oil and gas fields. The award ceremony took place in Monte Carlo on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

The wastewater treatment market is dominated by contaminant removal systems that are largely dependent on chemicals or enormous amounts of energy, or both. In the oil and gas industry for example, most of these systems do not use membranes but chemical additives for the separation process because oil often tends to cover and clog the membrane’s pores. APATEQ’s unique treatment systems with anti-clogging and anti-fouling properties prevent membrane clogging without using additional chemicals, achieving outstanding separation results at low operation costs.

“The effluent from APATEQ’s oil-water separation system ‘OilPaq’ can be used for re-injection into the borehole or the fracturing process. As it is not dependent on chemicals or enormous amounts of energy, APATEQ’s novel integrated membrane system breaks new ground in water filtration,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Lekshmy Ravi. “APATEQ aspires to be a comprehensive provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions and strives to provide maximum efficiency by offering simple treatment at low investments.”
“We are delighted about the positive recognition for our proprietary membrane technology by a prestigious organization and opinion leader for technical innovations in the industry as Frost & Sullivan,” said APATEQ CTO Ulrich Bäuerle. “Being honored with this award makes us particularly proud and it once more proves, along with continuously rising customer attention, that our efforts to develop high-performance water and wastewater treatment, especially oil-water separation systems at low operation costs, pay off.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leverage leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value added features and benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which in turn increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
The award ceremony took place at the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Excellence in Best Practice Banquet in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Photo (Frost & Sullivan): APATEQ CTO Ulrich Bäuerle (left) receiving the award plaque from John Raspin, Partner of Energy and Environment, Frost & Sullivan at the award ceremony in Monte Carlo

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turn-key, custom designed oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications and pre-treatment systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. With decades of experience in in the water and wastewater business and global industrial product manufacturing and commercialization, APATEQ’s corporate and technical team is comprised of dedicated experts whose focused goal is client satisfaction, environmental protection and water conservation.

For more information, visit http://www.apateq.com
For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan is a global growth consulting company. For over 40 years, we advise our clients on strategic growth issues. With our global expertise, we can help our clients to worldwide develop new and lucrative business quickly at low risk. More than 800 analysts and consultants continually monitor global and regional markets to identify opportunities for growth and regional economic and demographic characteristics.

For more information, visit http://www.frost.com
For any questions, please contact Kristina Menzefricke
e-mail: kristina.menzefricke@frost.com
phone: +44 (0)20 7915 7869

APATEQ starts produced water treatment in North America

Luxembourg, August 6, 2014 – Luxembourgish water and wastewater specialist APATEQ announces a six months lasting program of on-demand, on-site, produced water treatment with its oil-water separation system “OilPaq” in North America. The treatment activity will start at oil- and gas fields in Kansas and Texas in September and will end in Alberta in spring 2015. The target of this road show is to enter the North American market by proving the excellent long-term operation at very low operational costs of the system inheriting APATEQ’s proprietary membrane treatment technology.

APATEQ started its operation with the engineering and manufacturing of compact wastewater treatment plants and systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater. The company now extends its core business with oil-water separation systems to be operated at oil- and gas fields in North America. An initial containerized produced water treatment system has been shipped to a large European customer at the beginning of the year. An upgraded version that is capable to treat different types of produced water from different wells and that produces an effluent suitable for re-use, meaning re-injection of the water into the borehole or irrigation, is currently being assembled in Luxembourg and will be shipped to North America at the end of the month.

The pilot plant, which is built under ATEX specifications, will treat produced water directly on-site at the oil well. Thus expensive water transportation and storage costs fall away and the treated water can be recycled. This is an important factor, taking into consideration that huge amounts of fresh water are required for oil and gas extraction, especially from older wells that represent the great majority. APATEQ’s proprietary membrane technology excels over all other processes in the industry by providing a solution that separates even emulsified oil without the need of additional chemicals. The recovered oil can be entirely processed in refineries. Due to the proprietary process APATEQ implements, the utilized membranes last years before they need to be replaced. Together with very low specific energy consumption the operational costs of an APATEQ oil-water separation system end up at costs as low as $0.50 per barrel, which represents only a fraction of the treatment costs of conventional market solutions.

In addition to the already existing North American clientele, the APATEQ program is open to new participants by a simple no-engagement subscription. All interested parties may announce their participation by mail at producedwater@apateq.com or by phone at +352 20 211 680 70. APATEQ will come to your oil well and perform the treatment directly at your site

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turn-key, custom designed oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications, ultrafiltration / reverse osmosis (RO) systems for industrial wastewater and advanced, low energy and chemicals free pre-treatment systems. Our technical team gathers members with decades of experience in water treatment and global product industrialization and commercialization.

For more information, visit http://www.apateq.com

For any questions, please contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 20 211 680 70

New water treatment technology for Italian fruit industry

Luxembourg, May 27, 2014 – APATEQ, Clean-tech venture from Luxembourg, announced today a major order from TEXEL, a leading agricultural cooperative in South Tyrol, Italy. The contract comprises a plant for the treatment of water that is required and produced in the washing, sorting and packing process of the fruits. To achieve purest clean water, APATEQ applies a technology that is new and disruptive for this industrial process. The plant will be delivered in October 2014.

Growing fruits requires large amounts of fresh water, which is used not only for irrigation but also for washing, sorting and packing. Of course this water must be very pure and cannot contain any impurities. It presents a major challenge for producers to meet this requirement and especially eliminate germs and plant protection consistently from the process water, which is typically re-used after a certain treatment. Common practice is using technologies such as activated carbon filters and gravel filters that however show weaknesses. They clog after a certain period of time.

TEXEL, one of the leading agricultural cooperatives in South Tyrol, Italy and pioneer for new technological standards, appointed the Luxembourgish clean-tech venture APATEQ to implement a new system for the treatment of their process water. Contrary to all other solutions available on the market, APATEQ uses membrane technology to consistently remove all germs and other contaminations from the water. By implementing the APATEQ system, TEXEL will reduce its fresh water consumption from currently 75m3/h to less than 20 m3/h.

“We developed a proprietary technology that allows us to use membranes to efficiently treat process water from fruit processing for re-use. Our membranes do not clog and allow long intervals in between their effortless cleaning procedures. The APATEQ solution is completely new for this market and will be first implemented at TEXEL“, said APATEQ Chief Technology Officer Ulrich Bäuerle. TEXEL Director Christoph Tappeiner states: “TEXEL stands for highest quality. We see ourselves as pioneers in setting new technical standards by applying the best technology available on the market and that is why we chose APATEQ for this major order.”

The plant will be manufactured in Luxembourg and delivered to Italy in October 2014.

Photo by TEXEL agricultural cooperative

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. engineers and manufactures turn-key, custom designed oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications, ultrafiltration / reverse osmosis (RO) systems for industrial wastewater and advanced, low energy and chemicals free pre-treatment systems. Our technical team gathers more than 50 man-years experience in water treatment and our operational team has more than 100 man-years experience in global product industrialization and commercialization. The Luxembourg-based company has been founded in spring 2013 supported by private investors.

For more information, visit http://www.apateq.com

If you have any question please feel free to contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 202 11 680 70

About TEXEL
TEXEL is the largest cooperative for fruit production in Val Venosta, South Tyrol, growing apples. It consists of 366 members with a cultivation area of 1.1137 ha and a harvest of more than 73.000 t per year. The valley is characterized by its Alpine nature and its special microclimate with apples of an extraordinary taste. For satisfying the requirements of different varieties, the cultivation areas are situated at altitudes between 500 and 1.000m. Thanks to the newest technological standards and to competent employees in all departments, Texel offers the best preconditions for meeting future market requirements.

For more information, visit http://www.vip.coop

APATEQ winner of Red Herring 100 Europe award

Luxembourg, April 10, 2014 – Clean-tech venture APATEQ has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The final selection round as well as the award ceremony took place in Amsterdam this week.

The more than 250 finalists had to face the Red Herring jury in Amsterdam for two days, followed by an announcement of the 100 winners at a Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening. During the earlier pre-selection process, Red Herring's editorial team rigorously examined hundreds of private companies by means of a careful analysis of technology innovation and technology impact, market footprint, financial health and other criteria including quality of management and execution of strategy. The Red Herring lists, which contain the best private companies, are an important criterion used by industry experts and investors to identify new and innovative technology companies. 

Former winners such as Google, eBay and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, who identified these companies as leaders in changing the way we live and work. 
APATEQ received this award on the basis of its disruptive proprietary technology for oil-water separation and its fast establishment on the market with its compact waster treatment plants for demanding applications.

The entire APATEQ team is pleased about this important award. “It is a great honor to be declared a winner of the Red Herring 100 Europe award. Besides the increasing demand we are facing, the award is an additional indication to us that we are on the right track with our mission to simplify and make clean the oil-water separation. For a better environment and for the benefit of oilfield operators” says APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban. The event was held from April 7 to April 9 at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam.

Photo by Benjamin Arthur (www.benjaminarthur.com): APATEQ CEO Bogdan Serban (left) receives award from Red Herring Founder and CEO Alex Vieux (right)

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. develops and manufactures turn-key, custom designed oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators, compact wastewater treatment plants for demanding applications, ultrafiltration / reverse osmosis (RO) systems for industrial wastewater and advanced, low energy and chemicals free pre-treatment systems. Our technical team gathers more than 50 man-years experience in water treatment and our operational team has more than 100 man-years experience in global product industrialization and commercialization. The Luxembourg-based company has been founded in spring 2013 supported by private investors.

For more information, visit http://www.apateq.com

If you have any question please feel free to contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 202 11 680 70

About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.

For more information, visit http://www.redherring.com

APATEQ delivers first plant with its proprietary oil-water separation technology into an oil & gas field

Luxembourg, January 20, 2014 – Cleantech venture APATEQ announces its first oil-water separation product delivery for a large customer in Europe. The unit will treat produced water from oil production and hydraulic fracturing, requiring virtually no chemicals for operation using a proprietary technology. The Luxembourgish water and wastewater specialist expects extensive follow-up orders after successful field tests of the initial unit.

Less than half a year after starting operations, APATEQ received the first order for a pilot plant for oil-water separation from a large European customer. So far the Luxembourgish cleantech company developed, sold and shipped already several mobile units for compact wastewater treatment. The APATEQ team consists of water, wastewater and industry veterans, who developed and successfully marketed award-winning technologies in the past.

“We are thrilled about this contract as oil-water separation is planned to be the major growth segment of APTEQ in the future. We already filed two patents for our oil-water separation technology which is characterized by high separation efficiency, low energy consumption, compactness with virtually no chemical aids”, said CEO Bogdan Serban. “As a young Luxembourgish company, being chosen by European market leaders to treat very difficult deposit water makes us particularly proud.”

APATEQ Chief Technology Officer Ulrich Baeuerle explains: “Water that is obtained when extracting oil or gas, known as deposit water, is very difficult to treat as it contains various elements besides the dissolved hydrocarbons. Many companies have tried to treat this type of water, some unsuccessfully, others at some success but at high expenses and with considerable maintenance efforts. Our solution turned out to be the most efficient. The effluent from our systems is suitable for direct discharge, irrigation or re-use as process water.”

The pilot plant is mounted in a 40’ container for mobile use at different deposits and it will be delivered this week.

About APATEQ
APATEQPWT S.A. provides oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators as well as compact wastewater treatment plants for special and demanding applications and pre-treatment systems for industrial wastewater. Our technical team gathers members, each with decades of experience in water and wastewater treatment or global product industrial manufacturing and commercialization. The Luxembourg-based company has been founded in spring 2013 supported by private investors.

For more information, visit http://www.apateq.com
If you have any question please feel free to contact Birgit Prochnow
e-mail: b.prochnow@apateq.com
phone: +352 202 11 680 70