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MaxWest Environmental Systems Makes Commitment to Clinton Global Initiative
22 September 2011
SANFORD, Florida (September 22, 2011) MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc., the industry leader in biogasification systems for the wastewater treatment industry, was recognized on stage yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) Seventh Annual Meeting in New York City for its Commitment to Action, “Landfill Reduction through Biosolids Processing.” MaxWest’s commitment was selected as an exemplary approach to addressing challenges in environment and energy. The company is pleased to announce that it will shortly implement the MaxWest Biogasification System at two new MaxWest facilities in the U.S. and China. This will avoid landfilling approximately 100,000 tons per year of biosolids waste, benefiting more than 376,000 people in the surrounding areas.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Each CGI member creates a Commitment to Action — a concrete plan to address a major global challenge.
The MaxWest commitment includes the expansion of its operations through the construction of two facilities that process biosolids waste using the MaxWest Biogasification System, providing a sustainable method for the management of biosolids waste while avoiding landfilling the energy-rich material. The facilities in Maine, USA, and Guangdong Province, China, are expected to be commercially operational in the fourth quarter of 2012, supporting both permanent jobs at the facilities as well as temporary jobs during their construction.
“We are deeply honored to be distinguished by the Clinton Global Initiative for our commitment, which is the practical result of the recognized need for alternative biosolids management solutions in the wastewater treatment industry,” said Ross M. Patten, chief executive officer of MaxWest Environmental Systems. “We are eager to build these facilities to tackle the twin challenges of limited biosolids disposal options coupled with rising economic costs for biosolids processing.”
The MaxWest commitment to build the additional facilities continues the company’s progress in landfill diversion, reduced transportation emissions, decreased fossil fuel consumption, and optimized operating costs for municipal wastewater treatment. MaxWest’s first commercial-scale facility — in Sanford, Florida — offers a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to incineration, landfill or land application of biosolids. This proven technology captures the energy contained in biosolids and recycles it for use on site, while reducing the volume of the incoming material by over 90 percent. Prior to the MaxWest Biogasification System, there were almost no options to address the challenges of biosolids management in an environmentally sustainable manner.
A photo of MaxWest’s commitment announcement at the CGI meeting is downloadable at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgiphotos/6172879504/in/photostream. A video of the entire “Waste to Wealth” session is on Livestream at http://bit.ly/ohtKkF and will be posted on the CGI YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/cgivideos.
About MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc.
MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc. is the industry leader in biogasification systems for the wastewater treatment industry. Based in Sanford, Florida, MaxWest’s experienced management team is deploying a technology that revolutionizes the method by which municipalities and industry convert their abundant waste into a valuable resource, by reclaiming the energy inherent in the product and using it on site to displace fossil fuels. MaxWest currently is pursuing both bid and merchant projects throughout the US and international markets, with a Design, Build, Own and Operate (“DBOO”) business model. MaxWest is a privately held company that has received venture funding from Invesco Plc and Leaf Clean Energy Company. Additional information can be found at www.maxwestenergy.com.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made nearly 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion.
This year, CGI also convened CGI America, a meeting focused on developing ideas for driving economic growth in the United States. The CGI community also includes CGI U, which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young CGI members for leadership development and collective commitment-making. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.