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Sapphire Technologies named as finalist for Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award

Maryam Farag   

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Sapphire Technologies has been named as a finalist for the 2021 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award for its clean power generation technology in hydrogen and natural gas industrial applications.

The judges selected Sapphire Technologies as one of five finalists in recognition of its FreeSpin In-line Turboexpander (FIT) generator system, which offsets carbon emissions and improves the transmission efficiency of natural gas pipelines by recovering wasted energy at pressure reduction stations and turning it into usable electricity.

“It is a great honor to be named one of the finalists for this prestigious award,” said Freddie Sarhan, CEO, Sapphire Technologies. “Sapphire’s FIT will play a key role in maximizing the efficiency of natural gas and hydrogen distribution networks while reducing COemissions. At the same time, our customers will realize an attractive return on investment due to the low capital and lifecycle costs of our energy recovery systems.”

Chemical Engineering has presented the biennial Kirkpatrick Award continuously since 1933. The award honours the most noteworthy chemical engineering technologies commercialized anywhere in the world over the past two years. The winner of the award will be announced later this year.




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