Russian company Biomicrogel Group, which pioneered a technology to purify industrial wastewater at factories and production facilities, has made it to the top 100 of MassChallenge UK 2016. The company was listed as one of the four most promising international startups in the Energy/Clean Tech category.
MassChallenge 2016 is a global startup accelerator programme, beginning in September. By the time the competition ends in late November, all participants will have a chance to display their projects to potential investors, partners and customers. A group of international experts considered more than 1,000 applications from 69 countries, and shortlisted 100 applicants as finalists.
“We were lucky to find ourselves among the world’s best start-ups. As a finalist startup we have the opportunity to grow and win new markets. Europe is our strategic region and has a huge potential for our products."
Andrey Elagin, General Director of Biomicrogel Group
Biomicrogel Group offers an environmentally benign and efficient solution for the removal of oil, petroleum products and mixed pollutants from water and soil. To clean up water polluted with industrial waste, the company uses technology based on natural microgels, varying in size from 50 to 1,000 nanometers, that capture pollutants and force them to settle.