With this award, presented for the fifth time, Industrievereinigung
Schaffhausen (IVS) and Schaffhauser Platzbanken recognize the
innovation performance of GF Piping Systems in the recent development
of pipe based bioreactors for microalgae cultivation. The tailored
piping components in polyvinylchloride (PVC) play a key role in the
promising algae technology.
Plastics, such as PVC, change under constant exposure to sunlight. Engineers at Georg Fischer have succeeded in finding an ideal balance between transparency and durability. They have developed a piping system made of translucent PVC, which allows enough light in the right wavelength to pass through into the pipe interior, where microalgae can grow.
A total of four regional companies received the IVS innovation award in Neuhausen; including one special award. Dr. Stephan Schüssler, Head of R&D Georg Fischer DEKA in Dautphetal-Mornshausen, accepted the award on behalf of the entire team.
In 2010 the microalgae project was already honored with the
international innovation award „Gold SolVin Award“