June 1, 2018

Savron's STARx HottpadTM Technology Earns Grand Prize Industrial Waste Practice Award

Project team receiving the award (L-R) Bireta (Chevron), Gavin Grant (Savron), Grant Scholes (Savron), Dave Thomas (Chevron), Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario), Cody Murray (Savron), José Torero (University of Maryland). Project team receiving the award (L-R) Bireta (Chevron), Gavin Grant (Savron), Grant Scholes (Savron), Dave Thomas (Chevron), Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario), Cody Murray (Savron), José Torero (University of Maryland).

Savron's STARx HottpadTM project team received the 2018 Grand Prize Industrial Waste Practice Award and the W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Waste Management Medal for "From Pilot to Full Scale:  Development of STARx HottpadTM" by The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

On hand to accept the award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. were Bireta (Chevron), Gavin Grant (Savron), Grant Scholes (Savron), Dave Thomas (Chevron), Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario), Cody Murray (Savron), and José Torero (University of Maryland).

This award recognizes how a committed team of individuals from Savron, Chevron, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Maryland successfully took the concept of STAR and developed an above ground application (STARx) to treat excavated soils and sludge using an engineered soil pile.

STARx (Ex Situ Self-sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation) based on patented technology is an energy-efficient self-sustaining smoldering combustion process that captures and recycles the energy released from hazardous materials to destroy them in an effective, controllable, and safe manner. A broad range of hazardous materials including petroleum hydrocarbons, coal tar, creosote, and mineral oils can be treated by this technology.

The American Academy of Environmental Engineering and Scientists is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization serving the Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science professions by providing Board Certification to those who qualify through experience and testing. The Academy also provides training through workshops and seminars, participates in accrediting universities, publishes a periodical and other reference material, interacts with students and young professionals, sponsors a university lecture series, and rewards outstanding achievements through its international awards program.

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